Jan 8, 2017

Prayer: Giving without Bounds

God of Justice,
your giving is without bounds.
We thank you that you have given what we need,
so that all may be fed, clothed and housed.

Guard us from the selfish sin of hoarding,
and inspire us to be instruments of love,
sharing all that you give us,
as a witness to your generosity and justice.

As followers of Christ,
lead us to act together in places of want:  
where families are driven from their homes,
where the vulnerable suffer at the hands of the powerful,
where poverty and unemployment destroy lives.

We pray in the name of Jesus,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

~ from Resources for The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and throughout the year (2011), http://www.oikoumene.org/fileadmin/files/wcc-main/documents/p2/2010/WOP2011eng.pdf.  Posted on the World Council of Churches website.  http://www.oikoumene.org/en/home.html