Prayer About the Apostle Paul’s Guidelines for Satisfaction With What We Have (Based on 1 Timothy 6:6-11)

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Giving Heavenly Father, I come to You with joy and thanksgiving through the Name of Jesus Christ my Savior. In addition to the many spiritual blessings You have given to me, I very much enjoy the freedoms I have, ranging from the freedom to choose clothing and food for my body, and the breath in my lungs that enables me to do verse 8: “And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.” All that I have comes from Your hand and Your bountiful mercy and grace.

I ask for forgiveness for the times I fall into the trap of envy and jealousy over what I don’t have that others do, rather than finding satisfaction in what You have given me. When I look at what others have received, I can quickly become blind to my own blessings. Thank you for the Apostle Paul’s admonishment and teaching on this issue. Verses 6-7: “Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.”

Direct me to have the mindset of contentment with what You have provided for me. Keep me from an evil desire of wealth and riches. Teach me to give generously from what I have and never desire more than what You have seen appropriate to give me. I ask that You set my mind on a course to pursue what is expressed in verse 11. “But you, O man of God, flee these things [unrighteousness] and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.” Thank you for the promises You provide for Your children. Amen.

Thanks for the Comfort and Advantages for the Believer who has Faith in God

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come to You in the powerful Name of Jesus to thank You for all the wonderful blessings that come from living a life of faith in You. I am comforted when I am in Your arms. I know that I can rest in Your presence and that You will sustain me and protect me from the evil one. I am grateful for the promise and teaching in Psalm 112, which states that, as a believer, if I respect and reverence You, believe Your promises and gladly obey Your directions, I can expect You to completely take care of me. Psalm 112:1Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who delights greatly in His commandments.

Daily teach me to fear You more and understand the awe of Your greatness. Open my eyes to Your all-encompassing strength, knowledge, presence, love, grace, and mercy. Guide me to rely on You for every need that I have. Philippians 4:19And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” It is a great blessing to know that if I completely trust in You, You will take care of me. My fears will subside…even the fear of death. Thank you that faith, respect, and obedience to God will lead to a blessed life.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.