Friday, April 8, 2011

Prayer and Service: For the poor, neglected, old, sick....

Today we celebrate the feast day of William Augustus Muhlenberg and Anne Ayers.  The collect the church has written is amazing, and especially applicable to those of us who are concerned with those in need.

God of justice and truth, do not let your Church close its eyes to the plight of the poor and neglected, the homeless and destitute, the old and the sick, the lonely and those who have none to care for them. Give us that vision and compassion with which you so richly endowed William Augustus Muhlenberg and Anne Ayers, that we may labor tirelessly to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Today, pray for all those listed in the collect, for those who work with the needy, and follow up your prayer with doing something concrete--no matter how small-- to help.

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