Prayer for the Homeless   Leave a comment

Homeless Man

Above:  Mural and Homeless Man in the Mission District of San Francisco, California, May 2013

Photographer = Carol M. Highsmith

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-highsm-25481

Prayer Source = Book of Worship (1942), Evangelical and Reformed Church


Almighty and merciful God, who healest those that are broken in heart, and turnest the sadness of the sorrowful to joy; let thy fatherly goodness be upon all that thou hast made.  Remember in pity such as are this day destitute, homeless, or forgotten of their fellowmen.  Bless the congregation of thy poor.  Uplift those who are cast down.  Mightily befriend innocent sufferers, and sanctify to them the endurance of their wrongs.  Cheer with hope all discouraged and unhappy people, and by thy heavenly grace preserve from falling all those whose penury tempteth them to sin, suffer them not to be distressed; though they be perplexed, save them from despair.  Grant this, O Lord, for the love of him, who for our sakes became this poor, thy Son, our Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Posted January 26, 2016 by neatnik2009 in Book of Worship (1942), Community and Country 1900s

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