“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” Proverbs 19:17
Lord, we pray for those who suffer spiritual, relational and/or economic poverty in our region. You said, Lord, that the poor would always be with us. Give us Your wisdom and Your heart for the poor of all kind —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 and respond to the needs of the least of those among us with wisdom and vision. 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–neighbor helping neighbor.