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PRAYER FOR THE OPEN HAND OF THE GIVER

PRAYER FOR THE OPEN HAND OF THE GIVER

August 18, 2019

Proverbs 30:1-9

The Words of Agur

1 The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle.The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out. 
2 Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man. 
3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One. 
4 Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name? Surely you know! 
5 Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. 
6 Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar. 
7 Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die:
8 Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, 
9 lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the LORD?” or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God. 

Matthew 6:25-34

Do Not Be Anxious

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 
26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 
27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 
28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 
29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 
30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 
31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 
32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 
34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
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