Offering Prayer: Mark 12: 41-44

Here’s a prayer inspired by the story of the widow’s mite in Mark 12: 41-44 and Luke 21: 1-4.  It comes from the High Calling website.

Offering Prayer
(inspired by Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1-4)

O Lord, I know that, when compared to all of the people on this earth, I am among the wealthy. How I thank you for the financial blessings you have given me!

Yet there are times when it seems as if my charitable contributions make such a small difference when compared with rich stars and giant corporations. When I feel inconsequential, I am inclined to hang onto what I have rather than sharing it. Forgive me, Lord, when I am not a faithful steward of the resources you have entrusted to me.

Thank you for the example of the widow and her “mites.” May she inspire me to give as I am able. Help me, Lord, to know what it means for me to give generously and sacrificially.  Amen.