Every evil you hear about is one more reason (opportunity) for you to go to God to pray for his mercy on us and the whole world. Today I read on BBC News is that every five hours a child dies from abuse or neglect in the US. The latest government figures show an estimated 1,770 children killed as a result of maltreatment in 2009. A recent congressional report concludes that the real number could be nearer 2,500. As a result, America has the worst child abuse record in the industrialized world.