|Suggested prayers ...|
Lord, we pray for those who suffer spiritual, relational and/or economic poverty.
You said, Lord, that the poor would always be with us. Give us Your wisdom and Your heart for the poor of all kinds – those who are poor in spirit, those who are lonely, and those with material needs.
Teach us Your will and ways to minister effectively to the needs of the least among us. Help us to discern their needs and to give wisely and generously.
Show us how to deliver Your help, healing, companionship and comfort to those who struggle with needs.
Bring us to a renewed sense of community in America - neighbor helping neighbor, according to the teachings of Your Word. Give us “Samaritan” hearts.
Forgive us, Lord, for leaving the needs of the poor to government.
Help us to discern true need from those who would manipulate. Please give us insight and wisdom.
Lord, we are all poor in some way. Help us to help one another to live fulfilled lives in You.
Help us all to be givers, not takers.
(Continue with us to pray for America....)