Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The Joy of Giving
"The wicked borrow, and do not pay back, but the righteous are generous and keep giving." Psalm 37:21
Lord, our soon coming King, you have given us the gift of eternal life through your son Jesus Christ. Now, may the spirit of generosity overcome us and lead us to give our all today. Empower us to speak your word into the lives of those around us; to give wise counsel when asked; to give a kind word and comfort to those who are suffering; to give of our time to causes that need our input and influence; to give our love without seeking reciprocity and to give our treasure to undergird your work. Help us to give unselfishly and grow beyond self-serving lifestyles.
In Jesus name, increase our eagerness to give ourselves to you! Amen.
The season of seeking is an excellent time to increase your Bible reading time in spiritual preparation for the birth of Christ and His coming back again. On the left side of this blog is a section that contains Scripture readings for all four weeks of the season of Advent. Turn aside from your regular activities to read a verse daily or once a week. Pray that God will open your mind and heart to the truth and power of the Word.
For more information about the season of Advent, scroll down to an explanation on this prayer blog.