Scripture for the day is Proverbs 28:3, 29:14

A ruler who oppresses the poor
    is a beating rain that leaves no food.

If a king judges the poor with equity,
    his throne will be established forever.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, you want all of society’s main institutions to take their part in lifting up the poor. It seems like such a huge undertaking! But show me practical ways for moving my family, my church, and my government toward active compassion for those in need. Amen.