Prayer for the Homeless
Watch over your children,
Especially those with no homes to return to at the end of long and weary days.
Protect them from all harm and keep them from despair.
Open the hearts and eyes of those of us with blessings to share.
Unite our voices in a call for justice:
So that no man need ever lay down for the night on a wooden park bench
because he has no home;
So that no woman need ever tuck her children into the backseat of her car
because she has no home;
So that no child need ever wonder, “Where will I feel safe?” because he has no home;
So that all those who wander and all who are in need, find the shelter
and the peace they seek.
Remind us, O God, that we cannot rest fully secure in our homes each night
until all your children are, at last, home.
~ Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, Congregation Shaare Emeth. Rabbi Goldstein has been with Congregation Shaare Emeth in Creve Couer, Mo., since 1998. Congregation Shaare Emeth blends the tradition of a longstanding, multi generational synagogue with the innovativeness of bright, vibrant clergy and staff in a warm, welcoming environment.