Fervent Prayer: Justice & Poverty

Like me, perhaps you've found yourself overwhelmed by all the social media noise, social justice movements, statistics on poverty, late-night infomercials, et cetera, et cetera. We get to the point where we don't know where to start. Let our prayer be that we not worry about eliminating poverty, but that God show us where to simply start. In a very small, yet tangible way that if we have, we shall supply the need. Just as the apostle Paul urged the Corinthian church to provide for those in need in Jerusalem:

13 For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness 14 your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness. 15 As it is written, “Whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack.” - 2 Corinthians 8:13-15

When we simply put this into practice in our everyday lives instead of trying to make it some big movement, you'll be surprised at what God can do, personally, through community groups, through our church and the overall Church.

Ernie Evangelista
Elder of Mercy Hill Church