Day 15 · Let's pray for people on the fringes
🖐🤚There are people we can easily forget about if we hardly encounter them in our plentiful lives: people who are homeless, refugees, disabled, abused, brokenhearted… But Jesus calls us to take care of those who are less fortunate that we are. Let’s consider them today.
🤓Bible text of the day: Matthew 25:31-46
📖Read the Bible text of the day,
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” (Matthew 25:31-46, ESV)
and write down in your journal:
💡What is God telling you through this passage/verse?
🔧How can you apply it in your life?
🙏🏼What is your prayer? (See prayer prompts below.)
👉🏽During our prayer time, let’s focus our attention on asking for people on the fringes:
✅Choose one of the following people groups and pray for their well-being: refugees, the homeless, the disabled, or the abused.
✅Ask God to help you identify ways in which you can serve those in need in your community.
✅Pray that these vulnerable people would feel welcomed into churches and find their needs met by the generosity of believers.
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