World Habitat Day

The first Monday of every October Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity joins with our partners around the world to rededicate ourselves to recognizing the basic right of everyone to adequate shelter.

Habitat for Humanity asks everyone to join together as one global network in communicating the message that every one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future, and that a decent place to live can remove barriers to opportunity, health and success that might have been part of a family’s life for years, and in many cases for generations. Learn more and see how you can support the international effort at:

You’re invited to share the following Prayer for Shelter on the first Monday of October.

World Habitat Day Prayer for Shelter

Leader: Loving God, You made us in Your image and blessed us with wisdom, creativity, skill, compassion and love.

People: Give us sight to see Your children in need, ability to hear Your call to serve and willingness to be Your hands and feet.

Leader: How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! Even the sparrow has found a home and the swallow a nest — a place near Your altar, O Lord.

People: Heaven is Your throne, and the earth Your footstool. Empower us with Your strength and wisdom to build safe dwellings. 

Leader: You have called us to share our food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter — when we see the naked, to clothe him.

People: Give us willing hearts, Lord, and inspire us to action.

Leader: When you call upon the Lord, spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed. The Lord will always guide you. He will satisfy your needs and strengthen you.

People: Grant us safety and protect us as we build Your kingdom through building homes and communities.

Leader: He has showed you what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?

People: To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God.

Leader: Transform our world and transform our hearts and minds.

People: Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 

ALL: Make us into one people — Your people — like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.