Bury Drop In is unashamedly a Christian response to homelessness and we value your prayers. Jesus was a man of prayer and taught His followers to pray:
When we pray something very special happens. What God desires starts to come more clearly into focus for the one praying. So, prayer is as much about seeing the world as God sees it as asking for anything. We look to the purposes of God and then turn that to prayer.
The Holy Spirit is crucial to praying. Paul tells us that the Spirit of God is deeply involved in the secret place where prayer is wrestled out (Romans 8 v 26 “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.”)
You don’t need to be special to pray. God welcomes your prayers. Here is a prayer to help you get started:
For those sleeping under bridges, on park benches, in doorways or bus stations outside high street shops and many other risky places.
For those who can only find shelter for the night but must wander in the daytime.
For families broken because they could not afford to pay the rent.
For those who have no relatives or friends who can take them in.
For those who have no place to keep possessions that remind them who they are.
For those who are afraid and hopeless.
For those who have been let down by our social safety net.
For all these people, we pray that you will provide shelter, security and hope.
Help us to use what has been entrusted to us, our time, generosity and energy, to make a difference. Jesus, help us to see your face in the eyes of every person experiencing homelessness who we meet. So that we may be empowered through word and deed, and by your grace, to bring justice and peace to those who are homeless.
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Matthew 25 v40
Eliminating homelessness is part of God’s kingdom being worked out. Thank you so much for praying with us.