Giving to others – Prayer for December 14. God has given compassion to each one of us. But it’s up to us to decide if we open our heart to it or close it up. We can open our hearts by seriously considering the needs of this world and people living in it. We need to focus our thoughts on people who live not as good as we and open our hearts to those who suffer and need our help.
Bible Verse for Today
“But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3: 17-18 )
This biblical passage makes it very clear that when we see someone in need, we can not wait for another person to do something. Nor can we say that the need is too great for me to do anything about it, because that’s not true. It doesn’t matter if you have a lot to give or a little, your intention to help is the most important. God gives us some things we could give them to others who need them more than we.
when we see someone in need, we can not wait for another person to do something
Even if we can not completely solve a problem, we can at least do a little bit. And what we can do is give other people hope. Let the compassion for the great misery of the people of this world be in your heart.
Giving to Others Prayer for Today
God, we do not want to live selfishly and ignore the needs of others. Lord, teach us to share without expecting something in return. We open our hearts to your compassion so we can help other people who need our help the most. We pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.