Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”
A Prayer for Generosity: Heavenly Father, You are the giver of all life. You are the giver of every good and perfect gift. In you there is complete supply. I adore you, for you are the King of Kings, yet you see me, and know me, and fill me with your love, your presence, your joy, and your graciousness. You have poured out your blessings upon me. There is none like you.
Lord, I confess that I have not always been the best steward of your gifts. Forgive me and help me to be more generous. I sometimes worry about my future instead of seeking first your kingdom. Help me to trust in you for my provision.
When I step back to get perspective, I remember your faithfulness. I am reminded of how you provided for the Israelites in the wilderness. You provided for prophet Elijah when he felt alone and abandoned. You have provided for me in the same way. You have never forsaken me. You have never abandoned me. Thank you for providing for my needs. – (biblelyfe.com)
Thank you for blessing me with a home and family. Thank you for trusting me with talents and treasures that I can use to honor you.
Help me to be a better steward of your gifts. Grow in me a heart of generosity. Help me to see the poor as image bearers of Christ (Matthew 25:40). Help me to be more charitable and open handed to those in need.
In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.