Praying the Bible ~ Matthew 6:2-4

Praying through verses or passages of the Bible is a great way to help you pray according to the will and desires of God. Below is a passage of Scripture and a sample prayer. I would encourage you to pray that prayer, or, even better, read the passage and pray as God leads you.

Text: Matthew 6:2-4
“So, whenever you give to the poor, don’t sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be applauded by people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward. But when you give to the poor, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”  (Christian Standard Bible)

Prayer
Father, give us generous hearts. Give us eyes to see the needs and open hands to share what we have. Give us hearts to give to others as you have given to us. Give us wisdom to meet the needs we can with the goods you have provided. Father, give us humble hearts. May our giving not be for show or recognition. May we not give for the praise of others or our own self-congratulations. May we give selflessly with a quiet generosity that knows no bounds and seeks no praise. Amen.

Scripture verses taken from our Daily Bible Reading Calendar which you can find here.

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