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I am one of the haves of this world.
I have all that I need,
Even if it is not everything that I want.
I have shelter, a place to rest my head.
I have food to nourish my body.
I have water to quench my thirst.
I have clothes to cover my nakedness.
I have more than enough for today.
Somewhere not far away,
It is not the same for another.
Somewhere there are those who have no where to rest;
They lay their head in the dirt of the ground.
Somewhere there are those who have no food;
They will go hungry today, tomorrow, and the next day.
Somewhere there are those who have no access to clean water;
They will drink contaminated water and suffer the consequences.
Somewhere there are those who will not have proper clothing;
They will be cold, unprotected from the elements.
Somewhere there are those do not have enough;
The reality is that they might never have enough.
Help me to do more than just give thanks for what I have,
And pray for those who go without.
Help me to meet their needs.
To give of what I have, out of the abundance of my blessings.
What good is it to me to be a have,
When spiritually I am a have-not?
As you have provided for me,
I will seek to provide for others,
Until the day when you come again.
When there will be no homelessness,
No hunger, no thirst,
Until that blessed day,
Show me how I can be of use to others here and now.
Let me be a sign of your love and grace.
I know how comfortable and glorious it can be.
Now it is someone else’s turn.