Father, in the name of Jesus your Son, I ask you to intervene in the lives of people, especially the homeless. Touch their hearts and minds and give them hope for a future. Show them your Son. Show them your mercy and your grace. Lead them to Jesus. Wipe away their tears. Feed them and shelter them. Change their lives for the better forever.
Father, the homeless need you, but they are not alone. The people barely getting by, hanging on by a thread, need your mercy and your grace. They, too, are helpless without your intervention. Show them how you love them, that you are their champion if they will trust in the name of your Son Jesus. Lead them into relationship with Jesus. Provide their needs lavishly according to your bountiful riches and sure promises.
People struggling to get by need you, but they are not alone in their need, LORD. The well-to-do and the rich need your mercy and your grace. They often do not recognize their need, blinded by the comfort of their wealth, not understanding that riches have wings and do not endure forever. Jesus is forever. Father, show them gently how they yearn for Jesus in their lives. Show them that the vacuum in their heart, mind, and spirit is God-shaped. Show them that only Jesus can satisfy the craving they cannot identify. Show them their need, Father, and lead them to trust in and walk with you, LORD Jesus.
Father, everyone needs Jesus. Everyone needs your care. Remember your creation and the sacrifice of your Son. Remember your promises. Remember my family and my friends. And don’t forget me, Father, for I need Jesus every hour, every moment. Without you, my LORD and my God, my life would be empty. I praise you forever for your holiness, your awesome power, your unfathomable wisdom, and your unfailing love. Amen.