Every good and every perfect gift is from You. You alone are the giver of our wealth and our health. Your goodness and mercy follow us all the days of our lives. We shall dwell in Your house forever.
But, have we not sought after Your gifts more than we seek You? Have we not made investments our trust or properties our confidence? Have our hearts not been secretly enticed by worldly prosperity more than our inheritance in Heaven?
Forgive us for doubting Your goodness when we are confronted with pain and suffering. Forgive us for blessing You only when You give and not when You take away. Forgive us for our arrogance in thinking we know better than You.
O Lord, by the power of Your Holy Spirit, help us to rejoice in hope. Help us to be patient in tribulation. Help us to be constant in prayer. Help us to worship You when You are all we have.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.