Prayer in Financial Mess
Stand with me God of Wisdom,—the Rev. Jennifer Phillips, from her book, Simple Prayers for Complicated Lives
in the mess of my finances:
in my fear of taking charge
of the resources entrusted to my care;
in my preference for ignorance
over honest acknowledgment of the ways
I use and fail to use my wealth;
in my anxiety over debt, and in all the pressures of my financial life.
Help me to take one step at a time toward
honoring you through my use of money and
honoring others from whom I buy and borrow.
Make me humble to seek counsel,
grateful for my abundance,
prudent with my limited means,
and patient with myself as I seek to be
a better steward of all you have given me.