The Prayer poem the Lord gave me today was inspired by a passage in James 1:27
“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27 KJV
The imagery in my prayer poem suggests the homeless, but the James 1:27 Bible verse includes all afflicted people, such as the suffering in our neighborhoods and churches, people in nursing homes, and hospitals as well.
Some churches have visitation programs where members regularly go and visit the suffering and minister Christ’s love and grace to them. This is a wonderful outreach. It is putting into practice the James 1:27 scripture.
Some communities have a sizable homeless population. Many of these people are emotionally unstable. God gives some churches and ministers a special calling to help these people.
If called to minister to the homeless, it is wisdom to do so with others within a church that has a special calling to minister to the homeless and prison populations as well.
The Bible calls on each of us to love with discernment.
One way we can all lay down our lives in love is through the ministry of prayer.
Prayer is the greatest ministry we have in the Kingdom of God. For no ministry, or minister in the Kingdom of Christ can be started or maintained apart from the practice of prayer.
In Ephesians we are admonished to “pray always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” Ephesians 6:18 KJV
And “Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV
Jesus commanded us to love one another as He loved us. That is to lay our lives down for each other.
Prayer is giving up our time, and our attention on our own agenda, not only to commune with the Lord, but also to focus on asking God to meet someone else’s needs according to His will to bless that person.
We ask His blessing and favor and grace and goodness to fall upon those for whom we are praying.
God deeply loves the souls we are praying for, keep that in mind, so we are to pray in love for them always.
Jesus said, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
John 13:34-35 KJV
Unto The Least Of These, In The Latter Days, Illustrated Christian Prayer Poem, Copyright © 2022 by Suzanne Davis Harden, All Rights Reserved, Music Video-Original Instrumental: God Will Never Disown His Children, Copyright © (P) 2022 Suzanne Davis Harden, All Rights Reserved. Scripture Quotations from the King James Bible (Public Domain)