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Prayer for social care - Bible verses

  1. 1. Deuteronomy
10:12‐22
Within
God’s
covenant
with
his
people,
is
his
agenda
for
the
vulnerable.
Fear
the
LORD

12
And
now,
Israel,
what
does
the
LORD
your
God
ask
of
you
but
to
fear
the
LORD
your
God,
to
walk
in
obedience
to
him,
to
love
him,
to
serve
the
LORD
your
God
with
all
your
heart
and
with
all
your
soul,
13
and
to
observe
the
LORD’s
commands
and
decrees
that
I
am
giving
you
today
for
your
own
good?


14
To
the
LORD
your
God
belong
the
heavens,
even
the
highest
heavens,
the
earth
and
everything
in
it.
15
Yet
the
LORD
set
his
affection
on
your
ancestors
and
loved
them,
and
he
chose
you,
their
descendants,
above
all
the
nations—as
it
is
today.
16
Circumcise
your
hearts,
therefore,
and
do
not
be
stiff‐necked
any
longer.
17
For
the
LORD
your
God
is
God
of
gods
and
Lord
of
lords,
the
great
God,
mighty
and
awesome,
who
shows
no
partiality
and
accepts
no
bribes.
18
He
defends
the
cause
of
the
fatherless
and
the
widow,
and
loves
the
foreigner
residing
among
you,
giving
them
food
and
clothing.
19
And
you
are
to
love
those
who
are
foreigners,
for
you
yourselves
were
foreigners
in
Egypt.
20
Fear
the
LORD
your
God
and
serve
him.
Hold
fast
to
him
and
take
your
oaths
in
his
name.
21
He
is
the
one
you
praise;
he
is
your
God,
who
performed
for
you
those
great
and
awesome
wonders
you
saw
with
your
own
eyes.
22
Your
ancestors
who
went
down
into
Egypt
were
seventy
in
all,
and
now
the
LORD
your
God
has
made
you
as
numerous
as
the
stars
in
the
sky.
There
are
11
references
to
protection
for
orphans
and
widows
in
the
next
few
chapters,
the
next
passage
has
4
of
them.
Deuteronomy
24:17‐22
God’s
provision,
His
people’s
prosperity
and
the
protection
of
the
vulnerable
are
interwined.
Do
not
deprive
the
foreigner
or
the
fatherless
of
justice,
or
take
the
cloak
of
the
widow
as
a
pledge.
 
Remember
that
you
were
slaves
in
Egypt
and
the
LORD
your
God
redeemed
you
 18from
there.
That
is
why
I
command
you
to
do
this.


 
When
you
are
harvesting
in
your
field
and
you
overlook
a
sheaf,
do
not
go
back
to
get
it.
 19Leave
it
for
the
foreigner,
the
fatherless
and
the
widow,
so
that
the
LORD
your
God
may
bless
you
in
all
the
work
of
your
hands.
 
When
you
beat
the
olives
from
your
trees,
do
not
 20go
over
the
branches
a
second
time.
Leave
what
remains
for
the
foreigner,
the
fatherless
and
the
widow.
 
When
you
harvest
the
grapes
in
your
vineyard,
do
not
go
over
the
vines
 21again.
Leave
what
remains
for
the
foreigner,
the
fatherless
and
the
widow.
 
Remember
 22that
you
were
slaves
in
Egypt.
That
is
why
I
command
you
to
do
this.



  2. 2. Anxiety
is
natural.

The
prospect
of
job
loss
is
awful
and
God
understands
those
concerns.

He
encourages
us
to
approach
him
a
particular
way.
Phillippians
4:6‐7
6 
Do
not
be
anxious
about
anything,
but
in
every
situation,
by
prayer
and
petition,
with
thanksgiving,
present
your
requests
to
God.
7
And
the
peace
of
God,
which
transcends
all
understanding,
will
guard
your
hearts
and
your
minds
in
Christ
Jesus.

In
his
book
on
the
Christian
life
at
the
workplace,
Ken
Costa
talks
about
the
morning
that
he
learned
that
a
major
client
had
asked
he
be
removed
from
their
account
where
he
worked.

On
that
morning,
he
had
read
Psalm
112
and
was
drawn
to
the
phrase
“They
will
have
no
fear
of
bad
news”.

It
prepared
him
so
that
he
was
not
devastated
by
it,
which
could
so
easily
have
happened.
Psalm
112
1 
Praise
the
LORD.[b]




Blessed
are
those
who
fear
the
LORD,




who
find
great
delight
in
his
commands.


2
Their
children
will
be
mighty
in
the
land;




the
generation
of
the
upright
will
be
blessed.

3 
Wealth
and
riches
are
in
their
houses,




and
their
righteousness
endures
forever.

4 
Even
in
darkness
light
dawns
for
the
upright,




for
those
who
are
gracious
and
compassionate
and
righteous.

5 
Good
will
come
to
those
who
are
generous
and
lend
freely,




who
conduct
their
affairs
with
justice.


6
Surely
the
righteous
will
never
be
shaken;




they
will
be
remembered
forever.

7 
They
will
have
no
fear
of
bad
news;




their
hearts
are
steadfast,
trusting
in
the
LORD.

8 
Their
hearts
are
secure,
they
will
have
no
fear;




in
the
end
they
will
look
in
triumph
on
their
foes.

9 
They
have
freely
scattered
their
gifts
to
the
poor,




their
righteousness
endures
forever;




their
horn
will
be
lifted
high
in
honour.


10
The
wicked
will
see
and
be
vexed,




they
will
gnash
their
teeth
and
waste
away;




the
longings
of
the
wicked
will
come
to
nothing.


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