Jan. 16, 2015 (Prayer)

A Prayer for the Poor

“Heavenly Father, we remember and place before You the intentions of our poorest brothers and sisters. We ask You to bring comfort to the destitute and healing to those who suffer in body or spirit. Help us to be instruments of Your love so that following Your Son’s example, we may show compassion for the poor and neglected. May Your grace find expression in our efforts to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, care for the sick, clothe the naked, and seek justice for the oppressed. Help us, through Your Holy Spirit to turn sorrow and suffering into joy. We ask this in the name of Your Son, Who for our sakes became poor and lived among us, Jesus Christ, Amen.”

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One thought on “Jan. 16, 2015 (Prayer)

  1. I have become aware, in the St. Vincent de Paul ministry, that I can rarely do enough for tearful client before me. I can give from our pantry, I can slip them a few dollars but it is never enough for the disasters that befall some of the people I meet. I must rely on the prayer that I say with them to make up the difference. I must have faith that a loving and merciful God will bridge the gap.

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