Wednesday, October 18 — Psalm 119:25–32
Ezekiel 22:23–23:27; James 3:1–12
I know that the Lord maintains the cause of the needy, and executes justice for the poor. Psalm 140:12
Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Luke 6:20
Compassionate Lord, you have instructed us to care for the poor. Thank you for your teachings about how to serve others. We pray for your assistance in our daily efforts to overcome spiritual poverty—the source of human suffering. Amen.