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Psalms 86:1-17 – (A Prayer of David.) Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

Don’t Turn The Channel


I turned the channel one day

A little Asian girl was seen

Her big sad eyes, dark and beautiful

Stared at me, reaching beyond the screen


I couldn’t turn the channel

Yet I wanted to so bad

I looked at what she was wearing

At how little she had


Standing alone

With no shoes on her feet

Tugging at passers by

As they walked the dirt street


Some pushed her away

With scorn in their eyes

Others more gentle

Refusing her cries


See all were poor

And had burdens so deep

One more mouth..

They just couldn’t keep


So she looked at me,

Through that screen a world away

Begging me silently

Don’t turn the channel today


Written by Serena Ellison




Galatians 6:2 – Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.


1 Timothy 1:5 – Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:


Deuteronomy 16:17 – Every man [shall give] as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.


1 Peter 4:10 – As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.


Galatians 2:10 – Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.


Matthew 9:36-38 – But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.


Zechariah 7:10 – And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.



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