In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” -Acts 20:35
Last Monday, October 2, marked the day where Habitat for Humanity joins with the U.N. and other organizations to celebrate World Habitat Day.
Here in Lincoln, Habitat has impacted over 700 individuals and built or repaired 151 homes. We want to continue doing good work and impacting more and more people.
Did you know that Sheridan gave a gift of $5,000 to help with the Lincoln Faith Build House this fall? We also sent a team to help with the wall raising build on September 23rd and raised over $600 at a quilt auction in September benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln. As people of faith, we remember how Jesus began his life as a baby – homeless with his parents scrambling for shelter before his birth. When we partner with people to find safe, affordable housing, it is though we are partnering with Jesus. World Habitat Day is October 2.
Read below to learn how you can be involved on this day and days after where we remember all who desire safe, affordable housing:
Pray for Shelter –
Leader: Loving God, You made us in Your image and blessed us with wisdom, creativity, skill, compassion, and love.
People: Give us sight to see Your children in need, ability to hear Your call to serve and willingness to be Your hands and feet.
Leader: How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! Even the sparrow has found a home and the swallow a nest – a place near Your altar, O Lord.
People: Heaven is Your throne an the earth Your footstool. Empower us with Your strength and wisdom to build safe dwellings.
Leader: You have called us to share our food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when we see the naked, to clothe him.
People: Give us willing hearts, Lord, and inspire us to action.
Leader: when you call upon the Lord, spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed. The Lord will always guide you. He will satisfy your needs and strengthen you.
People: Grant us safety and protect us as we build Your kingdom through building homes and communities.
Leader: He has showed you what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?
People: To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God.
Leader: Transform our world and transform our hearts and minds.
People: Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
ALL: Make us into one people – Your people – like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Amen.
Decorate Your Door – checkout their website for more information!
Donate to Faith Build 2017
Visit Blue Blood Brewery throughout the week.
Shop the ReStore during the week and catch all the World Habitat Day deals.
For more information on World Habitat Day, visit lincolnhabitat.org/in-the-community/world-habitat-day.html.