Let us acknowledge the LORD;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises, he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.”
– Hosea 6:3 (NIV)
God we pray for the many men, women and children who do not have a warm place to live and sleep this winter. Please protect them from the cold, and from hopelessness and despair. Use us, your living presence on earth, to show them your compassion and to care for their needs. Amen.