Giving the Offering
Father, we give offerings at the direction of the Holy Spirit. We are ever ready with a generous and willing gift. At Your instructions we remember this: He who sows sparingly and grudgingly will also reap sparingly and grudgingly, and he who sows generously [that blessings may come to someone] will also reap generously and with blessings.
We [give] as we make up our own minds and purpose in our hearts, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion; for You, Lord, love (take pleasure in, prize above other things and are unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous “prompt to do it”) giver [whose heart is in his giving].
Father, we thank You that You are able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to us in abundance, so that we may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].
Father, [You] provide seed for our sowing and bread for our eating. Thank You for providing and multiplying [our resources], for sowing and increasing the fruits of our righteousness. Thus we will be enriched in all things and in every way, so that we can be generous, and [our generosity as it is] administered by us will bring forth thanksgiving to You.
We confess with the psalmist David, we have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
We thank You for food, clothing and shelter. In the name of Jesus, we determine to stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about our life together, what we shall eat and what we shall drink, or about our bodies, what we shall put on. Our life — individually and together — is greater [in quality] than food, and our bodies [far above and more excellent] than clothing.
The bread of idleness [gossip, discontent and self-pity] we will not eat. We declare on the authority of Your Word that our family will be mighty in the land: this generation of the upright will be blessed.
Father, You delight in the prosperity of Your people; and we thank You that wealth and riches are in our house and our righteousness endures forever.
Good comes to us for we are generous and lend freely and conduct our affairs with justice. When we lack wisdom, we will ask of You, and You will give generously without finding fault with us.
In the name of Jesus, amen.
If you would like to continue to pray on this topic, Germaine suggests that you pray the Prayers for the Handling of Household Finances to be found in the Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative Edition.
2 Corinthians 9:5-11 amp Psalm 112:2,3
Psalm 37:25 Psalm 37:26 niv
Matthew 6:25 amp 2 Corinthians 9:9 amp
Proverbs 31:27 amp James 1:5 niv
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