A reflection on a charitable giving

A reflection for the day

 “Our prayer must not be self-centred. It must arise not only because we feel our own need as a burden we must lay upon God, but also because we are so bound up in love for our fellow men that we feel their need as acutely as our own. To make intercession for men is the most powerful and practical way in which we can express our love for them.” John Calvin

A reflection on a charitable giving

Heavenly Father,

It is at this time of Lent we reflect upon a meaning of a charitable giving. We acknowledge that many give in a way that is financial to uphold what is described as a charity, and we acknowledge that there are many charities that provide a relief for your people, which is a relief for a situation that a number of your people are placed.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there are a number of situations in your world at this time where a number of your people are poor, and where a number of your people are marginalised, and where a number of your people are exploited. We uphold to you the works that are good of a charity called The Red Cross whose works that are good enable another to survive.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there are times when a charity is unable to work in a way that can be described as freely. We are able to see in a way that is clear that such a situation exists in your nation of Syria. We acknowledge that a number of your people who are agents of The Red Cross have been placed in a danger. Heavenly Father, we ask you to permit a guidance to all who are of The Red Cross to be able to see a way forward in a way that is clear that in order to complete a work that is good that a danger needs to one that is assessed, and that a danger is one that needs to be taken into account, before an act of good is carried out.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that Mankind will reflect carefully upon a giving that is charitable. We hope and we pray that all of Mankind will reflect upon a desire of yours to be charitable in a thought, and to be charitable in a deed toward another. Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that all will turn a back on a thought, and all will turn a back on a deed of selfishness, and that all will turn toward you, who is Our Caring Heavenly Father, and who is Our Compassionate Heavenly Father, who loves each and every one of us.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to yourself, Our Heavenly Father, all that has been said in the name of yourself, Our Heavenly Father, and in the name of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and in the name of your Holy Spirit, who lives within Man, and who dwells amongst Man, and who advocates for Man, now and always, for evermore.

Amen

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Posted on February 26, 2012, in charitable giving, Lent, Syria and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Giving to charity is a noble thing but one needs to be sure that the money is used wisely for those who are in need. Let us pray that this money or goods are employed in such a way that the benefits are well demonstrated.

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