As Christians, one of the things that have been required of us is to consistently pray and intercede for our brothers and sisters. And by praying for our brothers and sisters, these include the homeless, hungry and poor people.
Most people believe that they only have to pray for others when they are sick or are going through a tough phase or season of life, but this is not true.
By simply saying a prayer of safety or provision whenever you encounter a homeless person, can go a long way for them.
Already, we know that prayer is a very powerful tool, and it can transform our lives in the snap of a finger, and this is more reason you should always pray for the homeless, hungry and poor people.
In this article, we will be covering 7 powerful prayers you can say for the homeless, hungry and poor. These prayers are so simple and straightforward, and you can even say them as you walk on the street, or before you go to bed at night.
1) Short Prayer For The Homeless
Thank You for the beautiful day You have given to me and I thank You for giving my brother/sister whom I am about to pray on his/her behalf the ability to see a new day.
I have come with a burden in my heart, and I ask oh lord that You provide shelter for this person that is homeless.
Lord, remember that in Your word You said You have great thoughts and intentions for us, and I know it is not Your intention for this person to be homeless.
Please, Lord, provide a safe and healthy shelter so that this person might enjoy all of Your goodness and favor under a roof.
Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Have you ever been homeless before? If you have, then you can definitely relate to how terrible it is to not have a good roof over your head.
Most times, the homeless people you see might be going through so much financially, and they have no friends or family to take them in. If you stumble on or see a homeless person, the best thing to do is to pray for them.
Do not laugh at them or think you are better than them, no, this is very wrong. Instead, say this prayer and believe that God will provide shelter for the homeless person because he is the ultimate provider and the father of us all.
In the book of Matthew 6:26 it says, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
2) Short Prayer For The Hungry And Homeless
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.
Thank You for the live You have given to us for I know that being alive is a sign that You have not given up on us, and something great is coming our way.
Lord, today, I ask that You open the floodgate of heaven and pour forth Your blessings on the hungry and homeless.
I also ask that You cause their helpers who will feed, clothe and give them shelter to locate them. Let them receive the kind of help they cannot explain, and let Your favor shine forth on them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
If all you’ve been doing is giving alms or money to the hungry and homeless, then it’s high time you stepped up your game. A lot of times, we know you wish you could help these people, and that’s very noble.
It shows that you are human too, and you care about the people that need your help. But in a situation you cannot provide the kind of help you wish, the best thing to do is to pray for their helpers, the ones who can lift them to locate them.
This way, your prayer will go a very long way for them, and in no time they will get the help they need.
In the book of Phillipians 4:19 it says, “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”
3) Inspirational Prayer For The Homeless And Poor
Thank You for giving me the ability to intercede for my brothers and sisters who are in dire need.
Lord, today, I come with a broken heart to ask that You send forth Your help to the homeless and poor on the streets, and to everyone who is about to become homeless and poor.
You have the power to turn their lives around and there’s absolutely nothing You cannot do. With You, nothing is impossible, and You have said in Your word that You will give unto us everything we have asked of You.
I am confident that You will answer my prayers and You will change the stories of these poor and homeless people.
Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Did you know that giving to the homeless and poor is only a temporary form of help? The greatest and most permanent form of help you can give to the homeless and poor is saying a prayer for them.
This is because, praying for them can leave a lasting impact, and can transform and elevate their lives more than any other thing.
So, when next you’re about to take out money from your purse or wallet, quietly say this prayer in your heart for them too.
4) Blessing Prayer For The Homeless
Thank You for Your undiluted love in my life and that of my family. Lord, today I want to say a special prayer and make a special request.
I have not come to pray for myself, but I have come to pray for the homeless and ask that You release Your blessings upon them.
Oh Lord, I ask that You pour forth Your blessing on them in abundance and that You uplift them from the homeless position they are into a better place.
I trust in You lord, and I know You will answer my prayer. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
One of the best prayers you can say for anybody is the prayer of blessing. And saying this prayer for the homeless people shows how much you love them and wish to see them in a better place.
If you have said this prayer, be rest assured that God will pour his blessing on them and he will do a new thing in their life.
Have in mind that this prayer is very powerful, and it can change the lives of the homeless people faster than you think.
5) Catholic Prayer For The Less Fortunate
You are the one that gives and shows favor to the unfavored and gives opportunities to the less fortunate.
Lord, I have read in the Bible and I have seen how You transformed the lives of people who had no one or any favor, and that Is why I ask that You become the father of all the less fortunate people, that their identity might change.
From now on, no longer will they be called the less fortunate, for You have changed their names and identity. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
If there is any less fortunate person around you, saying this prayer for them can change a lot.
The title “less fortunate” is a title no one wants to bear, but due to the circumstances of life, people can take negative identities they wouldn’t want. This is why you must pray to God to change their identity and give them a new name.
In the book of Matthew 11:7 it says, “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?“
6) Short Prayer For Homeless Animals
I thank You for all Your beautiful creations and animals You have blessed the earth with, including the ones we know of and the ones we don’t.
Father, it is Your intention that everything You have created should have a home, whether it’s on land, in the water or in the air. And that is why I pray today that You should guide and direct every animal that is currently homeless back to its home.
If the animal needs a parent, let it find the right parent that will love and care for it, and if it needs to find its way back to its owner, let it go back in the right condition. I say this prayer in Your name, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Whether you’re an animal lover or not, it is important that you pray for all homeless animals wherever they are. If you have ever been a pet parent, you’ll agree that animals are sweet and they deserve all the love they can get.
No animal deserves to be homeless, irrespective of its kind, and the right thing to do is to say this prayer for all the homeless animals in the world.
7) Beautiful Prayer For The Poor
“Most High God,
You are the Father to the fatherless and the sole provider to the poor. I also know that You have an abundance of everything, and by Your love, kindness and mercy, even the poorest people can become rich.
Lord, I ask that You have mercy on the poor and change their financial status. You have an abundance of wealth and You can give wealth to whoever asks of You.
Today, I ask that You change the status of the poor so that they might glorify Your name. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Indeed, this is a beautiful prayer to say for the poor. You never can tell how powerful this prayer will be or can be until you say it.
God loves it when we are concerned about others, and not just ourselves. Believe it or not, our God is wealthy, and he can pick up the poor from the miry clay and set their foot on the rock of stable finances.
Do not underestimate the power of this prayer. Say it with your whole heart and believe it.
Will These Prayers Encourage And Protect The Homeless?
Yes, these prayers are very powerful and they will protect the homeless. Also, everything you have prayed for will be manifested in their lives and in no time, their situation will change for the better.
Can I Print These Prayers And Give Them To The Homeless?
Yes you can. Infact, this will be a very noble and sweet thing to do, and it will show the homeless that you are also concerned about their well being.
Should I Say These Prayers Every Day?
First of all, if you want to say this prayers everyday or thrice a week, that is totally up to you. Also, saying this prayer everyday would be great because you are constantly reminding God to show his mercy to the homeless, hungry and poor.
Many people believe they have no business with praying for the hungry, homeless and poor because they are not the ones in the situation. This shouldn’t be so.
Christ has instructed us to love one another as we love ourselves, and this includes praying for those in need (the homeless) just as we would pray for ourselves when we are in need.
If you used to care less about praying for the homeless, it’s high time you stopped thinking like that. Do not forget that there’s a reward for everyone who obeys the commandments of our Father.
And saying the prayers in this article will do much more than you can imagine.