Let us unite in prayer for this week's prayer items:
May the Lord help us to have a deeper and wider love for others like Jesus, and be willing to give up our lives, time, money and talents for them. "This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters." May His love be in our lives and in the lives of those we touch and may we always be willing to share His love selflessly.
Pray for all of us to have the merciful heart that comes from Jesus Christ as we approach those around us, so that His love and glory be magnified in our lives.
Pray for the vulnerable groups (including beggars, homeless, orphans, widows, elderly, AIDS patients, disabled, drug addicts, children of prisoners, child prostitutes, refugees, people suffering from mental stress, single parents, the abandoned, those who suffer physical and emotional hurt etc). May the Lord help us not only to care about the sufferings they are presently in but also give them practical help, speak for them and call out to others to care for them so that there is a positive change for these groups and they will have a good and fair environment, societal position, respect and treatment. More importantly, through caring for their needs in times of difficulty, may we touch their souls and help them to know and accept the Lord Jesus, and be granted the grace of eternal salvation.
We pray and ask in the Holy name of our Great Shepherd Jesus Christ who is filled with love and compassion, amen!
📖 Scriptures Meditation: Matthew 25:35-40
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
🙏 SLC Prayer Ministry