Father, in the Name of Jesus, I ask…

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.

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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28 Responses to Father, in the Name of Jesus, I ask…

  1. duke1959 says:

    Well said.


  2. Tekia says:

    In Jesus name, amen.


  3. I agree with Duke- well said! We are all in this together, whoever we are, whatever our current life circumstance. There is only One difference-maker. Thanks for letting us pray along with you.


    • Thank you, Zoe. I was hoping others would pray along with me. My heart breaks for our nation and other nations that are suffering as well. And yes, we are all in this together, whatever our life circumstance. Blessings to you…


  4. trisha says:

    This is so beautiful Carol. May God embrace the helpless souls and give them peace and hope; may God embrace the prosperous souls and teach them charity.


  5. Amen. Remind us, Holy One, that we are your eyes, your ears, and your hands in the world. Lead us to see others and their needs, to listen to them and hear their stories, and to touch them with your love and mercy. Give us your servant heart so that others may see your face. Amen.


  6. planejaner says:

    Carol Ann–
    I will take up this prayer…it’s just beautiful.


  7. buttercup600 says:

    I say Amen to this too my dearest friend…sending you so much love and blessings oxoxox


  8. What a lovely prayer, Carol Ann.


  9. Yvette says:

    Beautifully written and well said…Peace and Joy to you xx


  10. suzicate says:

    What a beautiful prayers. And right now in this cold, the homeless need more than ever.


    • Yes, the homeless are suffering more than usual in those cold places that have received so much snow and freezing weather. It breaks my heart to think of this awful situation. Thank you for stopping by and for your comments. Blessings to you…


  11. Jingle says:

    amen too.
    you have got a divine heart.


  12. Chloe says:

    So beautiful Carol – I especially loved the words “riches have wings” – that is so true. Happiness is often fleeting when based on the material things in this life. Chloe xx


    • Yes, while it is a blessing to prosper, and indeed it is, it carries with it the risk that we will depend on what we have to get us through. There is no guarantee that hardship will cause people to recognize their need of Jesus, but it is more compelling than ease and riches. The Bible says, with God all things are possible. Thank you for your encouraging comment. Blessings to you…


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