A reflection on poverty (one of several)

Reflections for the day

Exodus 22:22-23

“You must not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. If you do mistreat them, they will no doubt cry to Me, and I will certainly hear their cry.

Philippians 4:6-7 

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


A reflection on poverty

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world that we live in, and thou hath created all things known to Man, and thou hath created all things unseen by Man.

Heavenly Father, thou art a loving Father, and thou art a compassionate Father. Thou love thou hath for us is one that is all encompassing, thou love thou hath for us is one that is there for us all, and thou love thou hath for us is a love that can heal the pain of rejection.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see that thou art intimately concerned with our relationships. We are able to see that thou concern is not just for our immediate families and friends, but in the structure of our society. We are able to see that thou concern is how we relate to all others.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see that thou Scriptures teach us that Our Lord Jesus Christ, had compassion for thou poor and vulnerable, and that this was demonstrated in thou teachings, and that this was demonstrated by thou example. We are able to see that thou desires that those who hath plenty to be considerate to those who are less fortunate, and for Man to avoid acquisition of wealth by what can be described as exploitation of thou poor.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time that we acknowledge that there are many in this world who are impoverished and that thou calls thou people to open their hearts freely to those in need. We are able to see that there are many who give freely of their time, and that there are many who give freely of their money, in order to help thou poor, and in order to help thou vulnerable, and in order to help thou destitute, and we thank thou for all that is done in thou name.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou the good works of Compassion International. We are able to see that this is a charity who works closely with thou children, and we are able to see that the work of this charity enables thou children to be released from poverty, and we are able to see that thou children  are released from situations where they are deprived in a way that can be described as spiritual, in a way that can be described as economic, in a way that can be described as social, and in a way that can be described as physical. We ask thou to continue to place opportunities before many so that this charity continues to flourish in the way that it has done thus far.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that many will emulate the life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we hope and we pray that many will uphold the cause of those who are impoverished and mistreated, and we hope and we pray that many will see that by serving others that we serve thou always.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thou all that is spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who together with thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ governs all of this Earth that we live on, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.


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Posted on April 20, 2012, in charitable giving, exploitation of children, famine, love, poverty, putting others first, responsibility, suffering, The example of the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ, The needs of our family and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. daphnewilliams

    It is at this time that we pray for those innocent children who are suffering in Africa where there is not only famine but political strife. Those in Syria have been suffering tyranny and bombardment of their homes. Let us pray that the United Nations will help resolve this situation. In the UK, there are children who suffer within their own families where neglect and abuse prevail. Heavenly Father, we pray that their lives will improve with the assistance of the professionals and carers so that they can grow up to become useful members of society. Amen

    • Our Heavenly Father’s concern is always with those who are impoverished and desires that our concerns should also be for those who are impoverished, those who are marginalised and those who are vulnerable.

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