A Prayer for Those in Need

Here is a prayer we prayed one Sunday morning after reflecting on those who have great needs in our town.

God of the broken,

God of the wanderer,

Christ who is without shelter,

Surround those in deep need among us.

Surround them and help us hear their cries for help.

We are a people who long for the broken to be mended,

We long for justice in the face of much corruption,

We want to practice hospitality but have legitimate fears,

Surround us in our trying times and help us to reach beyond ourselves.

We confess we are bogged down by so much need in the world,

May we have the courage to stand for what is right even when it offends,

May we have the imaginations to help create a better world,

And the strength of your Spirit to carry on.

Let us be as you are in this world.


5 responses to “A Prayer for Those in Need”

  1. Wess, I’d love to use this in Sojourners’ daily Verse & Voice (and Prayer). Would that be okay? And how would you like it credited? Email me!

  2. I have a few friends in great need right now. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I want to pray share a prayer for those people in need. May God shower His blessings to them & help them carry on their trials in life thay they could move forward with faith in God….thank you!

  4. Prayers to all those who are in spiritual turmoil. May our Lord, Jesus Christ be the one they turn to. There they will find love, peace and rest.