A Prayer for Friday, May 27

[7] Two things I ask of you;
		deny them not to me before I die:
	[8] Remove far from me falsehood and lying;
		give me neither poverty nor riches;
		feed me with the food that is needful for me,
	[9] lest I be full and deny you
		and say, “Who is the LORD?”
	or lest I be poor and steal
		and profane the name of my God.
(Proverbs 30:7-9 ESV)

Father, I admit that too often my belly is full. I preoccupy myself with the abundance of your gifts to me, rather than focus my gratitude on the giver.

I expect you to give me abundance according to my terms. I expect you to give me all manner of things that are desirable to me, rather than needful to me.

Show me what it is to be content. Show me what it is to live a life of gratitude and dependence, so that all may know… so that I MAY KNOW… that the giver of all things was according to my need and according to your supply.

SDG. Amen.

I am a pastor, a husband, a father, and a lover of Jesus. I am also an unpredictable blogger, who can go for several years without blogging a thing, and then inexplicably write a book. Perhaps this is one of those times.

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