My precious Savior, You are the ultimate giver, the supreme example of generosity. Make me a reflection of this attribute of divine love despite my fears and my tendency to cling to what I have and cherish what I know. You have taught that giving leads to increase – a concept so contrary to world philosophy that it invokes a challenge to trusting You. Yet how true it has proven to be in the course of my life. When I have sown seeds of kindness I have accumulated the warmth of fellowship to take the chill off my dry bones. When I have issued words of encouragement to pull someone out of a pit of despair and into the meadow of hope, my own tendency toward despondency has temporarily abated. You have granted me a vitality of Spirit when I have taken the opportunity to introduce another lost sheep to the Shepherd. Truly, in watering others my own parched soul has been watered in return. Only the strength of Your indwelling can illuminate my latent talents and dormant faculties for Kingdom impact. Make me useful, Lord, as only You can. Tune my ears to listen for my marching orders as the battlefield stretches out before me in this world. Take me up the most difficult mountains so that I can gain an eternal view of life circumstances. Whatever I teach others by sharing my experience ultimately instructs me in the way I should go. You have not created me to be a spiritual hoarder, Lord Jesus. Create in me a generous spirit that is a conduit of Your divine love to this world. All that You have given me is meant to be shared with others. Under the mighty Word of truth in Malachi 3:10 and the authority of Christ Jesus I bow in humble prayer.
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. And thereby put Me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.
Malachi 3:10, ESV