10th Day of Prayer

Welcome to our 10th day of prayer as the people of Faith Lutheran Church. I hope that this has been a good and welcome experience for you. I know that these days of prayer took me to places in my own life that were challenging, comforting, and helpful.

Our final prayer theme for today is “Personal Growth in Stewardship.”

Our reading for today is from Matthew 6, verses 19-21:

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Let’s pray together.

Offer a prayer thanking God for those material blessings that God has entrusted to you. Make a mental list of them. (PAUSE)

Acknowledge before God how tempting it is to imagine that you have these things because of your own deserving, and that they are yours to do with as you wish. (PAUSE)

Ask God to give you a generous heart. (PAUSE)
Ask God’s Spirit to stir you to give generously, that your treasure may lead your heart closer to Jesus. (PAUSE)

Amen. May God bless you and keep you in God’s grace.

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