Day 20

A Prayer For A Generous Hospitality

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”

Hebrews 13:2

Merciful God and Gracious Host,

We approach You with appreciative hearts and attentive ears. Jesus, look down from Your seat at the right hand of the Father and embolden us to be people of hospitality who make sure those who would ask for crumbs be given the delicacies of our table. Let us proclaim those we meet in our neighborhoods as honored guests, and may we join heaven in celebrating when the world’s prodigals come home. Heavenly Father, do not let us stop at hospitality for its own sake, but spur us through the power of the Holy Spirit to graciously usher our guests into a salvific relationship with Christ Jesus. Generous Father, open our hearts, our homes, our offices and our workspaces to be welcoming places for others to experience the love and hospitality of Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen.