Prayer for September 12: Please pray with me. God of the poor, today we pray for the poor and those in poverty – end their suffering. We also pray for those who work to end poverty – strengthen them. Help us to see a new way to dealing with poverty – by actually empowering people, tapping into their value as people, treating people as people, and expecting that life will improve. Help us to see that when you encounter people, their lives are changed. Help us to be a conduit for that to happen. Amen.