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Prayer for Shelter

Habitat for Humanity International board member Kevin Kessinger has written a song named “Mercy,” whose lyrics draw on the message of Micah 6:8. Learn more and see Prayer for Shelter images set to his inspiring song.

Photo by Ezra Millstein

Leader:

Loving God, you made us in your image and blessed us with wisdom, creativity, skill, compassion and love.

People:

Give us sight to see your children in need, ability to hear your call to serve, and willingness to be your hands and feet.

Photo by Steffan Hacker

Leader:

How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! Even the sparrow has found a home and the swallow a nest — a place near your altar, O Lord.

People:

Heaven is your throne and the earth your footstool. Empower us with your strength and wisdom to build safe dwellings.

Photo by Steffan Hacker

Leader:

You have called us to share our food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter — when we see the naked, to clothe him.

People:

Give us willing hearts, Lord, and inspire us to action.

Photo by Ezra Millstein

Leader:

When you call upon the Lord, spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed. The Lord will always guide you. He will satisfy your needs and strengthen you.

People:

Grant us safety and protect us as we build your kingdom through building homes and communities.

Photo by Joo Choo

Leader:

He has showed you what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?

People:

To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God.

Photo by Kim MacDonald

Leader:

Transform our world and transform our hearts and minds.

People:

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Photo by Mikel Flamm

All:

Make us into one people — your people — like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.