Saturday, March 05, 2016

Prayer for Homeless People

Prayer for Homeless People

Abba Father,

Hear our prayer today for all women and men, boys and girls who are homeless this day.
For those sleeping under bridges, on park benches, in doorways or bus stations.
For those who can only find shelter for the night but must wander in the daytime.
For families broken because they could not afford to pay the rent.
For those who have no relatives or friends who can take them in.
For those who have no place to keep possessions that remind them who they are.
For those who are afraid and hopeless.
For those who have been betrayed by our social safety net.
For all these people, we pray that you will provide shelter, security and hope.
Jesus, help us to see your face in the eyes of every homeless person we meet
so that we may be empowered through word and deed,
and through the means we have,
to bring justice and peace to those who are homeless. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Keeping families together is important!
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."
– David Ogden Stiers

Isaiah 25:4

For You shall be A Refuge to the poor, A Refuge to the needy in his distress, A Shelter from the storm, A Shade from the heat.

Isaiah 58:7
I want you to share your food with the hungry people. I want you to find poor people that don't have homes, and I want you to bring them into your own homes. When you see a man that has no clothes--give him your clothes! Don't hide {from helping those people}; they are just like you.