SIMON PERRY

P1030950

Global Poverty

If it matters to you, does it matter to us?

 

If you hear the cries of the poor, help us to do the same.

 

If you see the effects of injustice, help us to do the same.

 

If you act to change the plight of those in dire need, help us to do the same.

 

Because we suffer compassion fatigue

 

We can no longer watch disturbing reports on our television

 

We must turn our eyes from images of children's distorted by hunger.

 

We don't want to turn our eyes, but there seems so little that we can do.

 

Forgive us,

 

Restore to us the hope of the Gospel

 

Revive in us a passion for justice

 

Move us to act.

 

May we be a Gospel people

 

May our worship and our commitments and our priorities

 

Become signs that your Kingdom is coming.

 

Change the plight of those in chronic poverty,

 

And make us a means by which our prayers are answered.

 

We worship you as Lord of heaven and earth

 

So may we see your Lordship change the lives and the plight and the future of those trapped in poverty today.