Even now you turn your ear to your people.
When our needs become greater than our resources,
You anticipate our cries.
Christians all over the world are ready,
And willing to meet the needs of those who but call upon your name.
We rejoice at the strength of faith,
Of those who answer your call.
There are those who hear the cry of the needy.
They respond with grace and love,
Which you yourself modeled for us in the presence of Jesus Christ.
You richly provide beyond our deserving.
As times become more dire,
You continue to move within the Church and the Body of Christ.
Thanks be for your presence and your care.
Grant that those who need will receive,
And that those who have will give.
Let us look not first to ourselves,
But to the care of others,
So that all may come to know the love of Jesus Christ.
Thanks be to God for all your provision now and in the days to come.
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