Prayers for poor families


Hi everyone, as you know if you have read my previous posts, I work with the poor. Namely, I work in a low income middle school on the border of one of the city’s “war zones” with medicaid adolescents struggling through school in the midst of literally dead or incarcerated parents, gang threats and entices, living in 900 sq ft homes with two or three families & little food (why I make protein laced cookies in my spare time), etc. Most have one family parents working two jobs to put food on the table and keep their living arrangement usually in low income apartments (latch-key kids only no keys or obviously parental supervision).

Please, judmentalism aside regarding their parents’ behavior, lack of faith, morals, or the like (I have seen it on and off in these posts), our governor just cut the funds for rehabilitation of domestic violence perpetrators at a time that economics will increase that problem. He also cut all the funds that enable talented low income kids coming from this environment to go to the state colleges and make something of themselves (serious ramifications for the motivation of my “other children.” On the chopping block and yet to be seen are my job with the middle school kids, foster care services, and child protective services. (and of course hefty tax increases for us middle class but that’s another story).

So, I ask for prayers for them and I also ask that in your own community, you at least fill the food bins a little extra this year for your local poor as a means of making prayer concrete.

Thank you,


Today, as every Tuesday and Wednesday, I will take apps for emergency assistance throught the Society of St Vincent de Paul.

We see those with real need, and we see God work miracles in thier lives sometimes! We do see those who are “working the system”, however, those are the minority of our clients.

With my own personal change of life circumstances, I know first hand many of the struggles of poverty. What it is like to spend every waking hour figuring out how to squeeze an extra dollar out of a rock.

I will offer my work today for your intentions, for the people with whom you work. May God richly bless you in your work.


Bless you!
Oh, sorry everyone I used the infamous J word! It is rare I see it on these forums, especially family and spirituality. Other ones? Well…
Besides, for me to say the J word means I’m the one who is Judgmental. Shame on me. :frowning:
OK, back to the thread! :slight_smile:


I would ask that specifically, those on this thread could also pray for my sister and her family. Very poor. I’m so worried about them. And, they just do the dumbest things. Probably why they are poor. Recently, my parents gave my sister (who cut herself off from them for ridiculous reasons) $2000. She and her dh don’t have a bank account. For some reason, she gave the money to a friend of hers to hold for her. And, the friend spent it.

It’s like she and her dh just don’t have the skills and judgement to function well. And, my bil seems to be good at alienating people who try to help them.

It’s not a sin to be poor.

They have two young boys together; my sister is expecting a baby in a high risk pregnancy, and my bil has two other children from previous marriages.

Please pray for them.


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