Archive for July 12, 2015

homeless

There are loads of people in the world who are struggling in so many different ways – illness; loneliness; not enough money to feed themselves or their family; struggling to pay bills or buy clothes; unemployment…the list is endless.

Sometimes when we see all these adverts on the TV trying to raise money for a crisis or epidemic abroad, we can easily forget that there are many people in our own country, in our own communities who are in need or help. Maybe it’s easier for us to give to those charities helping those who live in other countries, thousands of miles from us, as it’s less personal for us, rather than truly looking around about us, and seeing the real need so close to home.

So as well as giving practical help and support to those who need our help, pray for them too, no matter whether they live round the corner from us in our own communities, or thousands of miles away.

people in need

Not Too Far From Here by Gary Rose

Somebody’s down to their last dime
Somebody’s running out of time
Not too far from here
Somebody’s got nowhere else to go
Somebody needs a little hope
Not too far from here

And I may not know their name
But I’m praying just the same
That You’ll use me, Lord
To wipe away the tears
‘Cause somebody’s crying
Not too far from here

Somebody’s troubled and confused
Somebody’s got nothing left to lose
Not too far from here
Somebody’s forgotten how to trust
And somebody’s dying for love
Not too far from here

It may be a stranger’s face
But I’m praying for Your grace
To move in me
And take away the fear
‘Cause somebody’s hurting
Not too far from here

Help me, Lord, not to turn away from pain
Help me not to rest, while those around me weep
Give me Your strength and compassion
When somebody finds, the road of life too steep

Somebody’s troubled and confused
Somebody’s got nothing left to lose
Not too far from here
(Not too far)
Somebody’s forgotten how to trust
And somebody’s dying for love
Not too far from here
(Not too far)

Now I’m letting down my guard
And I’m opening my heart
Help me speak Your love
To every needful ear
Someone is waiting
Not too far from here
(Not too far)

Someone is waiting
(Waiting)
Not too far from here