Years ago, I spoke with a new mom about being lonely, and mentioned that I had experienced my share of that painful condition.
“Oh, I’m not LONELY!” she shot back, as if we were discussing leprosy or something.
You get the same reaction when you admit, “I would love to have a little more money, just to make things easier, you know.”
“Oh, I never pray for MONEY!” insecure Christians counter in alarm.
Oh, come on, people — of course you pray for money. If it weren’t such a pressing need in our lives Jesus wouldn’t have told us not to worry about what we eat, drink, or wear (all of which require money) in Matthew 6: 31.
That being said, many of us have more than we think we do, especially in wealthier countries. And while it’s tempting to pray for enough money that we never have to worry about paying for anything again, we forget that we have access to some very precious treasures that cost little, or nothing. It’s worth recognizing their existence and being grateful:
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