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A prayer about getting involved

Dear Lord Jesus, the God who saves us-- I'm so thrilled to be a part of your mission on earth. I sit in awe at how you love every single person, how you desire hope and purpose for them, how you call each person to yourself. Some don't hear you calling. They have too much pain or too many sorrows. Many are fighting to survive, and some are just fighting. I can help with that, if I care enough to get involved. I can sponsor a child, I can feed the hungry, I can welcome the stranger, I can befriend the lonely, I can visit a prisoner, I can provide for the needy, I can advocate for the weak, I can comfort the brokenhearted, I can provide healing for the sick, I can rescue the enslaved. But only if I'm willing. I can't pray and ask you if I should get involved because you've already told me to do it. Now it's strictly a matter of obedience. I must get involved. Give me courage and selflessness. I will take the next step. I will

Prayer for the immigrant and refugee

Dear Father of the fatherless, I pray your compassion and mercy over the world's immigrants and refugees . May I always welcome the lost and weary in Jesus' name. Give me courage to defend the fatherless, to assist the widow, to welcome the stranger, to offering healing to the sick, to rescue the oppressed. May we never see nationality, creed, or culture because You don't see them. You see people-- hungry, afraid, terrorized, hurting, displaced, marginalized, misunderstood, resourceless. These are problems created by humans against humans. And these problems interfere with seeing You. Convict me when that's all I see. Use me to show Jesus' love through what I do and what I say. Keep me from political agendas instead of prayerful purpose. If I truly want to be like You, this is how I will behave and what I will believe. "Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor."-- Ezekiel 22:7 "And what does the L