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Our Morning Offering – 19 November – The First World Day of the Poor

Our Morning Offering – 19 November – The First World Day of the Poor

Open the Doors of My Heart 
First World Day of Prayer for the Poor = 19 November 2017
Catholic Relief Services

God of Abraham,
On my television,
On my newsfeed,
On my street,
Everywhere I go
I see Lazarus.
But I also see so many doors.
Doors that I’ve built.
That I have closed.
Doors that society
has hung and locked.
Doors that separate me
from Lazarus.
Lord, teach me to open the
door to Lazarus.
To the poor.
To know them as your children.
To lift them in their distress.
To work to help them find a
fair share of Your bounty.
This World Day of the Poor,
Help us all turn to those outside
our door –
To bless, heal, comfort
And together, from this day
forward, build a world
Where the poor are strangers
to none
And indeed, the very chains of
poverty are broken.
AmenOPEN DOORS OF MY HEART - WORLD DAY OF THE POOR - 19 NOV 2017