I think this is a nice prayer that brings to mind having compassion for those who do not have the basic comforts we take for granted. When I read these words and try to apply it to my life, I find myself wondering how to go deeper than merely “remembering” all those listed in the prayer.
These are my thoughts that are modeled on a prayer written by Charles E. Moore:
Our church mission to LOVE FIRST demonstrates putting these ideas into action. The Neighborhood Clothing Closet provides for local families to dress their children nicely. Our Community Outreach Ministry has exposed us to new ideas through their Coffeehouse Conversations. Sermon-based Small Groups are enriching spiritual growth and growing friendships. Our Turkey Drive will be supporting hungry families with grocery gift cards. There are so many good things our church is doing for others. Through these programs, we are living out the words of Abigail Van Buren, “May these remembrances stir us to service that thy gifts to us may be used for others.”
In His Name, Heather
Our staff is voluntold each week and with grace they share their thoughts.