Prayer for September 26: Please pray with me. God of mercy, come to the aid of those in need. You have a special place in your heart for the poor and needy. You raise them up, while society would rather shoo them away. Open us to being your hands to help those in need. In reality, we are all needy. We need your grace and mercy. We need your forgiveness. We need your love. Change our hearts so that when you give us these things, we share them with others. Amen.