Saturday, June 21, 2014

Prayer for the Poor

Gracious God, we pray for all those who can’t afford to take a vacation this summer. Who can’t afford a place of their own to sleep at night. Who can’t afford to pay for their parent’s funeral. Who can’t afford to fix their broken-down car. Who can’t afford a meal in an inexpensive restaurant. Who can’t afford daycare so they can find employment. Who can’t afford to go to the doctor. Who can’t afford to get their spouse a gift on their birthday. Who can’t afford to move their family to a safer neighborhood. Who can’t afford to get their children ice cream on a hot day. And so many others. Help those who have too little to carry on. Help those who have too much to let go. And help us all to appreciate the things that truly matter in this brief, wonderful, and perilous life. Amen.

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