Bless those who have to live away from home
in lodgings and boarding-houses and hotels.
Bless those who have been left alone,
and who are solitary now.
Bless those who are searching or waiting for a house.
Specially bless young couples who have to live in furnished rooms,
or with relatives, and who have never had the chance
to be alone together and to have a home of their own.
Bless those who keep house for other people,
and who have no house of their own.
Bless old people who are coming to the end in some institution
which is very comfortable but which is still not home.
Help us who have the blessing of a good home
to keep an open heart and an open door
to those less fortunate than ourselves.
This we ask for your love’s sake. Amen.
from the Audenshaw prayers, UK