Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Prayer for Wednesday 29th January 2014 - Poverty and Homelessness Action Week

Lord, during this Poverty and Homelessness Action Week, we  pray for all those who are facing poverty for a variety of reasons, including the unemployed and those on low incomes who are struggling to feed themselves and their families and to find the funds to keep their homes warm. We pray for the work of the food banks, especially our local Black Country Food Bank –one of the charities supported by St Martin’s last year. We pray that the privileged and wealthy and those with more than enough for their needs, will be inspired to share their good fortune and give support to those in need. We pray that those involved in policies that perpetuate these problems and those who refuse to acknowledge that the problems exist, will open their eyes and begin to change their ways for the good. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.