Prayer for March 27: Please pray with me. God of mercy, hear the cry of the poor, the disabled, the homeless, the elderly, the outcast. Hear the cry of the weakest of society. They cry out to you because so few listen. Our culture prefers the strong at the expense of the weak. Too often we embrace a theology of Social Darwinism – a belief that only the strong should survive. This couldn’t be further from what it means to follow you. You tell us over and over throughout Scripture that you value the poor, you welcome the stranger, you love the outcast. Change our hearts to welcome those that you welcome. Change our hearts to love and value those that you love and value. Change our hearts to follow your lead. Be merciful with us, so that we may show mercy. Amen.