Care for the Homeless – While many of us view the holidays with festive joy, for someone who is homeless, can be the loneliest time of the year, because they are not with their loved ones and have very little to be thankful for or to celebrate. Winter is also the hardest time physically to be homeless.
Share your food with the hungry and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help. (Isaiah 58:7)
PRAYER SPACE – CARDBOARD HOME
Get a large cardboard box and crawl inside it. Think about boys, girls or teenagers that are of similar age to yourself. Think how it would feel if you do not have a home but rather just a cardboard box to live in. What would you do to help the homeless? Write or draw your ideas and you r prayers for the homeless on the cardboard box. If you wish, you can make a blessing bag and give it to someone who is homeless.
Dear God, provide shelter for boys and girls, youths, women, and men who are homeless this day. Give strength to those sleeping under bridges, on park benches in doorways or bus stations. We pray for those of us with warm houses and comfortable beds to hear the cry of people experiencing homelessness and act with love.