Prosperity for Ministering Servants
Father, how we praise You and thank You for Your Word, knowing that You watch over Your Word to perform it, and no Word of Yours returns void, but accomplishes that which You please, and it prospers in the thing for which You sent it.
Father, in the name of Jesus, we pray, confess and believe according to Your Word that those in Your Body who have sown the seed of spiritual good among the people reap from the people’s material benefits, for You directed that those who publish the good news of the Gospel should live and get their maintenance by the Gospel.
We confess that Your ministers seek and are eager for the fruit which increases to the people’s credit — the harvest of blessing that is accumulating to their account. The people’s gifts are the fragrant odor of an offering and sacrifice which You, Father, welcome and in which You delight. You will liberally supply, fill to the full, the people’s every need according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
We confess that those then who receive instruction in the Word of God share all good things with their teachers, contributing to their support. We confess that Your people will not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season they shall reap, if they do not loosen and relax their courage and faint.
So then, as occasion and opportunity are open to the people, they do good to all people not only being useful and profitable to them, but also doing what is for their spiritual good and advantage.
We confess that Your people are a blessing, especially to those of the household of faith — those who belong to God’s family, the believers. Thus, we believe and confess Your people sow generously that blessings may come to someone. Your people then reap generously and with blessings, for You love, take pleasure in, prize above other things, and are unwilling to abandon or do without a cheerful, joyous, prompt-to-do-it giver whose heart is in his giving.
God, You are then able to make all grace, every favor and earthly blessing, come to Your people in abundance, so that they are always and under all circumstances possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation.
As Your people give, their deeds of justice and goodness and kindness and benevolence go on and endure forever. And God, You provide the seed for the sower and bread for the eating, so You also will provide and multiply the people’s resources for sowing and increase the fruits of their righteousness. Thus Your people are enriched in all things and in every way so that they can be generous, and their generosity, as it is administered by Your teachers, will bring thanksgiving to God.
As it is written, Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom (Luke 6:38 kjv). Praise the Lord!
In Jesus’ name, amen.
If you would like to continue to pray on this topic, Germaine suggests that you pray the Prayers for God’s People, Ministers, and Ministries to be found in the Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative Edition.
Jeremiah 1:12 Galatians 6:6-10
Isaiah 55:11 2 Corinthians 9:6-11
1 Corinthians 9:11-14 Luke 6:38
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