Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those people throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands, this day, their daily bread, and by our understanding love, give them peace and Joy. Amen – Mother Teresa
The International House of Prayer in Kansas City is hosting a day of prayer in December for the poor and suffering around the world and those who are giving their lives to helping them. Please plan to join us for part or all of the solemn assembly. Get more info here: http://www.ihopkc.org
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. – Psalm 34:6
What is Christmas all about? One of my friends reminded me recently that it is not his birthday, but the birthday of Christ Jesus. If we can keep it in perspective and teach little ones that lesson, it honors God. Today I invite you to join me in prayer for those who are less fortunate. We do what we can to help, but in addition to helping physically, we pray.
O GOD, Almighty and merciful, who heals those that are broken in heart, and turns the sadness of the sorrowful to joy; Let Your Fatherly goodness be upon all that You have made. Remember in pity those who are this day destitute, homeless, or forgotten by their fellow-men. Bless the congregation of Your poor. Uplift those who are cast down. For those who suffer innocently, I pray that You will sanctify their endurance of the wrongs worked on them, keeping their hearts free of bitterness. Cheer with hope all discouraged and unhappy people, and help those who are tempted into sin by their poverty; though they be troubled on every side, suffer them not to be distressed; though they be perplexed, save them from despair. Grant this, O Lord, for the love of Him, who for our sakes endured poverty and blameless suffering, Your Son, our Jesus Christ. It’s in His Name we pray, Amen.
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. – Psalm 102:17
We pray because we know our Lord hears us. I hope you’ll join me and pray too! ❤
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