Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well and healthy. Let us hope we have passed the worst of the cold weather and that the Australian flu, which, like the Australian quick, has undone us this winter, soon passes.
I have received a request this week from one reader, who requested a “Prayer for Abundance”.
As a Vicar You might think it is my duty to point out to people that material wealth is not the be all and end all. That life is about so much more than one’s bank balance and bricks and mortar. You’d be right. Partly right.
The Bible does not condemn people for praying about finances and abundance. In fact, there are a number of positive prayers for financial blessings throughout Scripture. A few of these include:
“Blessed be You Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation” (Psalms 68:19)
“Lord, You have given us the power to get wealth, so that we may help to establish Your covenant and spread the gospel. I take action daily to improve my finances. Your economy is always a great economy, and filled with Blessings” (Deuteronomy 8:18)
“Lord, thank You for multiplying all of my resources. I am increasing. Your blessings are always more than enough” (Psalms 115:14)
“God, I pray that everything that You have called me to do will continue to prosper. I am blessed going in and blessed going out. I am blessed to be a blessing to others” (Deuteronomy 28:6)
Notice throughout each verse how the person praying to God considers everything a blessing. Our finances should be viewed as blessings from God, and they should be offered to build up God’s kingdom.
I wish You all a blessed and successful week ahead and a peaceful Sunday.