3 Prayers For The Homeless

3 Prayers For The Homeless November 24, 2015

Here are three simple prayers you can pray to God about concerning the homeless who live in your area.

The Hungry Homeless

Great God, there are so many out there who have not only no place to sleep but nothing to eat. Help guide them to a place like a shelter or clothing and food pantry so that they might have something to fill their stomach. I know that You will come to help those who are unable to help themselves and those who receive no help in the coming kingdom. Until then, please give me discernment to know what do to for someone that’s homeless. Perhaps take them to dinner or buy them a sleeping bag and a gift card for food. Oh Lord, I look forward to the day when there will be no more pain, sorrow, suffering, death (Rev 21:4), and certainly hunger. Speed that day my God and for those who are hungry and lost, fill them with the Word of God and bring them everlasting life in Jesus’ name I pray.

Truly-I-say-to-you-as

The Homeless Veterans

God, my Father, our church has seen the homeless and the hopeless up close and met them in person and it so breaks our hearts to know that we cannot do more than our food pantry, clothing, and personal hygiene accessories supplies will allow. Sometimes all we can do is give them these things and then offer them is a ride to a shelter but how often God have these shelters already been full. Father, come quickly; send Your Son in righteous judgment as I know you will execute justice upon all who have oppressed the poor. I feel helpless to help the hopeless because when their hope is dried up, they have nothing left. Many of these hopeless and homeless are veterans who have not been able to make it due to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and it makes me literally weep for these men and women who served their country only to have their country not serve them. Our nation has let them down God and it breaks my heart for them. I pray you come quickly oh Lord and in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

The Homeless Hurting

Of God, there is so much pain in this world…it makes me want to see the kingdom come today. All too often I see people living under bridges, in cardboard boxes, with little or nothing to eat. Several churches have ministries that seek out these people in very hard places and so I am asking You to bless them and their ministries. God, use these homeless people’s problems to draw them close to You so they might have a saving relationship with You through Your Son’s redemptive work at Calvary. Help someone receive a bit of hope today but most importantly, give them the only hope in this life and the life to come that is found only in Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12). Even a small amount of hope is better than no hope at all. I pray I or someone else can give a homeless person who is hurting some hope. Many of them have lost everything but we can offer them the gift of everlasting life and they can inherit all things and for that is what I pray for the glory of the name I pray in, Jesus Christ, amen.

Conclusion

I hope these three prayers will help you to pray for those homeless around us. Homelessness is growing rapidly and soon, if not already, all of us will personally know at least one person who is homeless. I know of at least one already. I pray for Him and that God provides for His every need and when God does, that He glories Jesus name through which he prayed.

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon

"That’s why I am a universal reconcilationist. Those are the people that know both God ..."

How To Love Your Brothers And ..."
"Jesus came to save you personally and you play a delay game with him?You’re out ..."

Chosen by God
"Christians have differences. Some are quite stark. It is how differences are dealt with that ..."

The Uniqueness Of The Brethren Church
"You’d best stop arguing with Christians and demanding proof of them when you haven’t proved ..."

How To Love Your Brothers And ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Evangelical
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • pud

    If your omnipotent “god” cared about the plight of the homeless they wouldn’t be homeless would they jack? Why don’t you, a great christian, take the homeless man into your home? Wouldn’t “jesus”? What good are your pitiful begging words jack? Do they feed this man? House him? Are you really this naive’ and stupid?

    • Deena N Josh Williamson

      pud…God does care…and prayer is priceless that we can do for all people and show our love..we all have problems in this life…christians have even more trials…there are even christians who become homeless…problems are universal…we live in a fallen world and noone is immune to life’s struggles…and you have no idea what Jack does to help people and homeless…only God does…and you need to look into your own heart for your comments show a lot about you and your heart…Jack is doing what we all are to do…share each others burdens and lift one another up in prayer and in faith…praying for you Pud…actually just so you know I personally am praying from WV for a young man who became homeless today in TN and I don’t even know him but was asked to pray for him and let me tell you one thing Mr Pud…Evidently you don’t know my Abba Father…He answers my prayers…He knows me and I know Him, through personal intimate best friendship…I know my covenant rights and Pud if you so unfortunately ever became homeless yourself…trust this, you would then want all the prayers from me and other believers you could get and you would be praying too I would say….prayer changes things…faith moves mountains…God bless

      • pud

        You KNOW no such things. Prayer is wish thinking and does nothing except perhaps make you feel less inept. It is not a “fallen world” it is the world, nature is what it is. Jack makes his living lying to children and preaches nonsensical ridiculous babble to the credulous. You don’t know any invisible non existent being by any name…you make it all up in your head like every other religious cult does and has since the dawn of man. If I became homeless I would want your money not your drivel. “Prayer” changes nothing. Never has and never will. Your “god” doesn’t exist. You are wish thinking delusional fools.

        • Deena N Josh Williamson

          I won’t debate anything with you… I just feel really sad for you…but you are the fool…you’ll find out the truth one day really soon…and when you do…you’ll rem all your words…but its ok…i forgive…God bless you indeed…

          • pud

            Of course you won’t debate…that would expose all the nonsense bronze age ridiculousness you hold dear. You do not care what is true…like a child at x-mas never wanting to let go of santa claus. You want “feel good” and a celestial daddy because you’re not mature enough to look at life the way it truly is.

          • Deena N Josh Williamson

            lol!!!!! you’re full of it brother!!!!! you’re weird!!! and deceived!!! but its not my problem, its yours 🙂

          • pud

            I’m rational. I care about what is true. I don’t belong to a cult. I don’t have any problems but you’ve surrendered your critical faculties to a non existent invisible sky daddy…It’s whats also known as being psychotic

          • Deena N Josh Williamson

            sorry crazy man…I’ve got better things to do…ive already wasted enough time of my life even replying to you…but evidently God wanted me to find you on here and do this so I could sincerely pray for you and your salvation and I have…so it was worth it..this is the only time ever in my life I have made a comment on anything other than fb…so evidently He has His hand on you even though you have turned your back on Him…<3…bye I'm not replying ever again…period…God bless you friend

          • Deena N Josh Williamson

            lmbo!!!!! thank God I don’t have to know you or be related to you!!!! I wouldn’t be able to stand being anywhere around you for long…praise God for blessings like this!!!

        • Deena N Josh Williamson

          me and my family are breathing, living, testimony of God and His glory…sorry honey, you can’t debate that…:)

          • pud

            Word salad. Meaningless. You KNOW nothing of the kind you simply “believe” and make up what suits you and feels good. You don’t care anything about what’s true you simply buy the convenient lies of your cult without a drop of critical thought.

          • Deena N Josh Williamson

            do I look like I care in the least what you or anyone else thinks? who are you anyway? just a person…i don’t care what people think…only what God thinks…you don’t even know anyone you are talking about..you honestly are delusional and a joke and a fool…i see all your comments about putting down God and believers all over this and it must be all you live for…sad…i just feel sad for you…i just don’t like how you are talking constantly about my Daddy!!!! I’m fierce for Him…but I won’t debate Him with you…He can speak for Himself 🙂 .im def going to be praying for you Pud in love and true caring of your life and eternal salvation…Merry Christmas and I’m here if you ever change your mind and want prayer…you’re free to think whatever you wish and so am I 🙂 Praise God!!!

          • pud

            1. There is no “god” or “gods” and you have absolutely no evidence that any of the 10,000 claimed have ever existed.

            2. You (if there was a god) would KNOW nothing of what it thinks…you “believe” in an ancient book and nothing more

            3. “Fierce for your daddy” LOL I rest my case. Muslim suicide bombers are “fierce for their daddy” too. Just shows how insane you all are

            Go pray your brains out…millions do all the time and nothing happens. Never has and never will

          • Deena N Josh Williamson

            fierce is that I love Him…He is first place…He loves me…He gave His Son for me and He is inside me…end of story…I’m not suicide bomber for noone…My God is love not killing…you’re absolutely deceived and nothing I say would change that unless God was drawing you to Him…not trying to debate like you love to do…just said what I wanted to say..regardless of what little ole you thinks..thank Good Lord above I don’t know you…you may be the one person I would have to distance myself from because of dislike..and I love everybody…doesn’t sound to good for how you’ve presented yourself now does it…but doesn’t matter because we don’t have to care..your life praise God has no effect on mine…bye

          • pud

            That is supremely delusional and dysfunctional. You cannot “love” something that exists in your head. Only a maniac would love someone who sacrificed his child…you are sick. Of course you’ll run away from me…you can’t bear to have reason and rationality held up to your face.

          • Deena N Josh Williamson

            I don’t like when someone speaks unkind about my Lord Jesus and I will tell you once…but He tells me not to debate Him so I’ll stop now…God bless…please respect that our convo is now over…said my peace

          • pud

            He talks to you in your head? The very definition of psychotic

        • Deena N Josh Williamson

          also see how I show who I am to the world..I’m not hiding..you see my picture…you’re the one who is not showing yours…that speaks for itself…

          • pud

            These posts are about ideas…it’s not a dating site

          • Deena N Josh Williamson

            as you can see I’m married…happily married…I’m bold and courageous and stand up for my Jesus thank you!!!!

  • Deena N Josh Williamson

    Jack thank you for sharing and caring…God bless you brother…