Habitat for Humanity supporters will join with supporters of adequate shelter around the globe will participate in special activities that highlight the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter. On Monday, October 7th, will you pray this prayer with us?
Prayer for Shelter
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ALL: Make us into one people — your people — like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
World Habitat Day
A day for grassroots action throughout the world, starting in your community.
In December 1985, the United Nations General Assembly declared the first Monday in October to be World Habitat Day. By advocating for universal decent housing, we seek to alter the systems that reinforce poverty housing and to make affordable housing a reality for all.
- To call attention to the need for better shelter around the world.
More than 1.6 billion people around the world live in slum housing and it is expected that this number will grow to 2 billion by 2030.
- To let it be known that affordable, adequate housing should be a priority everywhere.
We believe that every man, woman and child should have a safe and affordable place to live. Operating in nearly 80 countries, Habitat for Humanity is providing a range of solutions to families across the globe.
- To change the systems, policies and attitudes that lead to poverty housing, and involve partners in solutions.
From secure land tenure to water and sanitation to housing finance, we ensure programs and advocacy meet the needs of the local community.
Your congregation can have a continued impact on simple, decent and affordable homes for very low-income families right here in El Paso County. Pikes Peak Habitat wants to make it possible for a handful of your congregation members to experience the reward of working on a house. From the house of God to the house of a family.
We call it FAITH Builds.
For your group to participate, please contact Andy Petersen at 719.475.7800 ext. 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need you, your spirit, your faith. And your prayers.