Oh Lord, I pray that You will help us learn to love every person on earth, including our enemies. And help us not to look over the poor without lending a hand to help them. I am often left saddened when I walk down the streets and see nobody stopping to help the homeless with signs. Sure, some of them may use the money we give for drugs or alcohol, but we cannot count them all out because of some. You have taught me this and I am so grateful. The best part about stopping to help the poor and needy is how humble they are to receive the gospel. So I now have time to not only care for their needs but to pray and witness Your truths to them. These experiences are like nothing I’ve ever had before. Surely, they are memories that I will never forget. I wish people could understand the need to stop and also get them some food, water, and even just talk with them for a moment. What I’ve noticed, God, is that often these wonderful people just need another person to talk to and this one act will brighten their whole day. And I believe, God, that You were the one who has made me a cheerful giver. Not just in church, but to people I see in stores and on the streets. I want to live like You did, Jesus. So I pray that the Holy Spirit will be ever with me. May I continue to love as You love. I love You, Lord, and wish to share Your love with all the world. Amen.
James 2:5,6 (KJV)
5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
How often are the poor ignored while people associate with people who look good? This is not God’s way. Show love to everyone.