Could you say a little prayer
for the people over there?
Could you say one for the children who are starving?
Though the world just isn't fair,
could you let them know you care
that they won't be fed on Sunday when you're carving?
Could you sing a little song
about how you think it's wrong
that there's people clinging on for dear life?
Could you sing your little song,
so we all can sing along
when we pray on Sunday as you wield your knife?
Could you spare a little thought
for the poverty you bought
for the price of your designer life and wealth?
'Cause you still have food and water
for your son and for your daughter,
so on Sunday, could you drink to your own health?
Could you take a little time
to recite a little rhyme?
Could you ask your God to save the sick and hungry?
'Cause their poverty's your crime
out of which they cannot climb ......
Could you say that when you say your prayers on Sunday?
Very touching write Mark, Jesus was and is close to the poor and helpless, he said the poor we would always have and the opportunity to help them. Em is right that the world is going to pot, so many lives destroyed by the use of drugs and alcohol. I know a City man who was approached by a homeless person who asked for money to buy something to eat but this man instinctively knew that the beggar would just buy more alcohol which was slowly killing him. So he said let us go for breakfast which they did. A good work that would cause Jesus to smile. Thanks Mark!
Mark, this is another great write from you. I really admire that you write about these topics.
We generally pray for our own needs and situations. Most of the time people barely even pray at all. Remembering others and praying for their needs the way we pray for our own is a noble thing. That compassion is something we can have through God's grace.