Oh Lord, I pray that we will all gain a more generous heart. That people will understand the need to help one another who is less fortunate. This can be our elderly neighbors who need help raking their leaves. Our neighbors, who don’t have the type of snow shovels that we have and need help. People who are trying to start their car and cannot, but we have jumper cables to help them. The homeless that we see on the side of the road, give us over to stop and care for their needs also. Even the times we go out to eat, help us to also invite those people who are less fortunate to join us. Lord, take out of our hearts every ounce of selfishness, stinginess, pride, and judgementalism. If these feelings could just be removed from people, then more people would be open to help more people who are less fortunate than themselves. They would not think that people would misuse their money but become cheerful givers no matter what. Thank You for giving me over to use my money to help people in need. I love to give to full-time missionaries who are in need and could never do this unless you were with me. I love to stop and care for the homeless and others in need. And what is better is to take them out to eat with me and my family. I love to have them in my midst when I dine out for food, no matter what other people think. This brings me more joy than anything else, for this is fulfilling Your perfect will. Even, You are in the room with us. It is because You told us to have people over with us for dinner, that my heart has been more and more open to this than ever before. Thank You for convicting me of my faults and helping me know how to please You and do Your will. I love You, Lord. I give You praise and glory, this day and forever. Amen.
Luke 14:12-14 (KJV)
12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
When you make food at home or go out for dinner, why not invite someone who is less fortunate to join you, like a homeless person.