Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. (Proverbs 19:17 ESV)
Dear Heavenly Father, You have lavished us with Your generosity. For all mankind, You provide sun and moon, seasons, water, and the beauty of the world. The heavens declare Your glory (Psalm 19:1). And for those who have trusted in Jesus — You have lavished us with grace, mercy, and forgiveness. Because of Your generous spirit, we are called to be generous to others. Please give us giving hearts and open hands. Help us to recognize the needs of others so that we can offer them both a kind word and even our resources. Equip us to be generous givers, not to earn anything in return…. But as a way to show our gratitude to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.