Dear Father God,
we do not always know how commands given long ago apply in our time. Therefore we urgently pray for godly wisdom to live kingdom lives in our time in accordance with the words and teaching of scripture.
Move us from envy and greed to become people who are content with godliness. We confess that we, too, can be seduced by the love of money to the point of falling away from faith.
Help us by your spirit to pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Help us to fight the good fight of faith, to take hold of eternal life, to which were called and for which you created us.
Teach us to live before the face of the King of kings, and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality and who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see.
To you be honor and eternal dominion!
Thank you for providing us with good things for our enjoyment, for doing good, to be rich in good works, generous and ready to share, thus storing up for ourselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, and to take hold of life that is life indeed.