But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. (1 John 3:17-18 NKJV)
Dear Heavenly Father, as You care for us — the adopted sons and daughters who have placed their trust in Jesus — please equip us to care for others. Help us to be mindful of the needs of others and be bold enough to take action where needs are observed. Help us to remember that sometimes, Your help comes through the hands and feet of Your children. So please, remind our hearts that we are not called to be passive followers of Christ, but active and engaged. Most of all, may we always remember the words of Jesus, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me” (Matthew 25:40). In Jesus’ Name, Amen.