Prayer for the week
God of compassion,
your love for humanity was revealed in Jesus,
who began life in the poverty of a stable
and ended in the pain and isolation of the cross:
we hold before you those who are homeless and cold
especially as we go into winter.
Draw near to them and be their comfort and strength.
Bless those who work to provide food, shelter and friendship;
provide the resources for those places that give a refuge
and make them feel human again.
Help us not to pass by on the other side,
but to be the hands of Jesus reaching out to rescue.