James 1:26-27

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Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. - James 1:26-27

Dear heavenly Father, 

Your desires are perfectly clear. You want me to learn to speak loving, truthful words that do not have any rancor or negativity.  You want me to help the less fortunate, especially the fatherless and the widows.  Open my eyes to see the needs around me and give me a heart that longs to help people.  Make me an instrument in your hands to pick up the fallen and comfort the distressed.  Give me the ability to strengthen people who love to serve others by helping them achieve their vision for mercy.  Help me to weed out the worldly influences all around me.  I want to be a healer and comforter like you.  


Pastor Don Patterson

Commit yourself to helping others and you will never be bored or feel insignificant.