Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Prayer for the Homeless - October 14th

A Prayer for the Homeless - October 14th

Heavenly Father, We come to you today on behalf of the least of these, particularly the homeless.  Forgive our sins, oh Lord, and hear our prayers!  "For the LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people"  (Psalm 69: 33). Help America and each one of us to realize there but by the grace of God go I.    Bless the homeless to receive justice in Your Court, Lord! "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace"  (Isaiah 9:6).   Rebuke Satan for Your Namesake, Oh Lord.  You are Jehovah Jireh, our Great and Awesome Provider.

We thank you for temporary housing and shelters, for all those who give tirelessly to feed, clothe, and house the homeless and poor.  Oh Lord, Don't let winter's brutal elements keep Your people from the warmth of Your tender love and compassion.  Protect the homeless sleeping under bridges and in the streets of our bustling cities.   Open the door of the church houses daily to receive them. Dwell among Your homeless people, we pray, even those who do not know You as Lord and Savior. Bring them into Your Building not made by hands.  We thank you that some will return to permanent housing and employment by your compassionate will.  In the mighty name of Jesus, we pray, Amen.

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