''There was no room at the Inn’, ‘the door was shut in their face’, words and images of a nativity play. Possibly the experience of isolation and loneliness for many who experience homelessness; perhaps this is one reason the Christmas story has such a resonance for...” – words taken from the Simon Community website.
Fifty years ago the T.V. Film introduced society to the reality of homelessness. Homelessness remains a great social need, that demands new policies and more understanding from society.
Give thanks for Homelessness Awareness Week, giving schools and organisations an opportunity to support those with no permanent home.
Give thanks for the recent statement from the Communities Minister, allocating 35 million to Homeless Prevention.
Pray for those individuals, who find themselves homeless – sleeping rough, living in a hostel or night shelter.
Pray for family members who worry about loved ones, who have left home and whose whereabouts are unknown.
Pray for all organisations and volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year with the homeless.
Pray for a greater understanding about homelessness at this Christmas time.