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Prayer, Plain and Simple

And everyone who has given up houses…for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life. (Mark 19:29)
Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay. (1 Peter 4:9)

“Anyone who comes to me I will never drive away.” ~Jesus

Father, You have given me a house that has become my refuge. Sometimes I find it difficult to share, but your Word directs me to give things away liberally. Today I am giving you my home. If there is a weary soul who needs a respite, may they find it cozy here. If there is a lost soul who needs a bed, may they find an anchor here. If there is a soul who is living in chaos, may they find in my home a place of solace.

Give me patience when my home gets messy. After all, what did you give it to me for in the first place? A museum of collectibles or fine things? A sterile environment that makes no one feel at ease? No. A home is to be used, lived in, loved in, offered and given up for others. Take my home, Lord, it is yours. If any of your children need it tonight, please let them find me.

Jesus, you are most hospitable. You receive everyone who comes to you in need. Make me more like you.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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