Oh Lord, I pray that I will never learn to love money more than You. I’ve had many opportunities to better my employment over the years and I am sad to say that some of these decisions have been because of the money I’d gain. And what did I do with the money I earned? For the most part, it was spent on frivolous things that I never really needed. I am so sorry God. Forgive me. Like it says in the Bible, these things didn’t even last over time, where people in need suffered because of my dumb choices. I could have given to them, but I didn’t. Thankfully, I have learned to be more content with my current job. It may not pay as well, but the people are wonderful. I have enough money for the family and to give to people in need. I can share the gospel with co-workers and not be ridiculed because of my beliefs. My employer and co-workers are wonderful. Thank You, God. This employment opportunity was surely governed by You, God. I may have to drive long distances, but it is worth it. You have made me content in my later years. Money is not everything in this life, but enjoying what I do while also making You be a part of it, is the best thing ever. Help me and others to not fall victim to the grips of money. You are greater than all the money in the world. I love You more than what I can gain in this life. Amen.
James 5:1-3 (KJV)
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
Being rich isn’t the problem, it is when people love their wealth, and possessions, and have little to do with God because of it.