Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 30, 2013- Cheerful Giving

Prayer focus for Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2013
This week's church prayer is for
Waterford Church of Christ
4991 Williams Lake Rd
The Bible tells us when showing mercy to do so with cheerfulness. It says when we give to do so as we have purposed in our heart—not grudgingly or under compulsion. Don’t give just because you feel forced or make an impulsive decision. Do it because you want to—you have purposed in your heart to do it, because God loves a cheerful giver. He cares not just about the gifts we give but the attitude we have when we give. “A joyful heart makes a cheerful face.” When our hearts are joyful our face will be cheerful.

I pray that the heart of Waterford becomes joyful. I pray that we seek for God’s joy and goodness. I pray we go after it, that we press into the presence of God so we can find His place of goodness and mercy. I pray His goodness and mercy fill our hearts full of joy so we overflow with goodness and mercy ourselves. I pray that we give cheerfully, that we show mercy cheerfully. I pray we don’t pass by those who need our help but we give, and when we do we do it because we want to and are happy to give, not because we feel obligated or pressured. God, fill us so full of Your joy and goodness that we just can’t help but have it bubble over onto those around us!

2 Corinthians 9, Romans 12:8, Proverbs 15:13, Luke 10:30-37

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