“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”1 “He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”2
William Wordsworth also said it well: “That best portion of a good man’s life; his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.”
The following well-known anonymous poem is well worth a reminder:
“Whatever our hands touch –
We leave fingerprints!
On walls, on furniture
On doorknobs, dishes, books.
There’s no escape.
As we touch we leave our identity.”
So for today’s suggested prayer: “Dear God:
‘Wherever I go today
‘Heartprints of kindness
And genuine concern.
May my heart touch a lonely neighbor
Or a runaway daughter
Or an anxious mother
Or perhaps an aged grandfather.
‘Send me out today
To leave heartprints.
And if someone should say,
“I felt your touch,”
May they also sense the love
that is deep within my heart.’3
“Thank You God for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus’s name, amen.”
1. Ephesians 4:32 (NIV).
2. Proverbs 14:31 (NIV).