God of the homeless

Who knows what it is,
To have nowhere to lay your head,
No home to call your own,
No place to simply be;

Whose life amongst us was one of poverty not power
Simplicity not excess
Being sanctuary not building status

Renew our call every day
To be counter cultural in how we treat those on the margin

Renew our call every day
To make the outside the center, the place of your kingdom

Renew our call every day
To stand with those without shelter instead of sheltering behind our privilege

Renew our call every day
To be signs of your transforming, life changing powerlessness that will bring hope and new life to those who feel far from everyone 

and to those who see themselves at the centre of everything 

Renew our call

Be our strength

Build your kingdom on us 

and all that we might be for you 

Amen

 

Ewan Aitken
Council Secretary
Church and Society Council
Church of Scotland

Matt 5:10

Happy are those who are persecuted, because they do what God requires

 
Comments

By Albert Bogle, 2 years ago

Lord, show me how I can not only pray this prayer but act upon it.
“Renew our call every day
To be signs of your transforming, life changing powerlessness that will bring hope and new life to those who feel far from everyone “
Nanct Griffith song ‘Down n’ outer’ says it all

I once was a lot like you
We share a dream I couldn’t make come true
I was a child who wrote my name
Across a frosted window pane

And there are jobs that I might hold
If they’d just let me through the door
Without a shower and new clothes
That I can ill afford

[Chorus:]
Can you spare the time?
Can you spare a dime?
Can you look me in the eye?
I’m down ‘n’ out
And I am lonely
Do you ever think of me on
Sunday?
No. I don’t live
Across the water
Hey, I live right here
On this corner
Just a bank account away from

Read more: Nanci Griffith - Down’n'Outer Lyrics | MetroLyrics






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