Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr

August 10th, 2016
"God loves a cheerful giver. God is able to fill you with every good thing, so that you have enough of everything. " 2 Corinthians 9 : 7
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In these days, in the Western world, we are surrounded by good things. We can be numbed at the supermarket by the infinite variety of brand choice in one item. How are we to practise generosity to those without not just luxury items but the necessities of life?  “Do to others —-“ the Golden Rule, and “Live Simply, so others may simply Live” are good mottos. But it is to be done cheerfully and willingly not grudgingly, like our governments make their subsidies to the very poor.  Again the Providence of God will make up any shortfall, as we are told in this passage.  To be generous too in our time given to others, in our work and in  our hospitality will be well rewarded.

Prayer

Lord we pray that we may not count the cost of our fellowship with You and towards our fellow Christians and all the needy. Help us to be prepared to go the extra mile and to give unstintingly from our resources of time, energy and gifts. Amen