“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? 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? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 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? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Matthew 6:25 – 33
Lord, I know that a worker is worthy of his hire, Your Word affirms that. And my desire is that our pastor would always have what he needs to support his family. I also know that times are tough on everyone and that sometimes we scrimp on what we should not scrimp on – our tithe. You told us to bring all that we have into the storehouse to take care of Your faithful servants and that You would bless us over and above. But, Lord, that is no reason to give.
Out of the fullness of my life, Father God, I give my tithe into your storehouse, not because I want to be blessed, but because I want to be a blessing to others. I want there to never be a gap in the needs of our pastor and his family. Lord, I know that it is hard to go around and visit all the people that he does so willingly. I also know that it is hard on his vehicle. Could you please provide him with what he needs in order to continue his travels in ministering to those You have given to him?
And, Lord, medical insurance is not good right now. What coverage people has is often a sacrifice in pay. Could I also ask You to not only bless our pastor and his family with good health, but to also provide the finances for the medical care when they need it? I love You, Lord, and I know that You don’t want our pastor to have his focus on these things, so I am asking that You take good care of him and his family.
And, Father, ease our pastor’s mind about the concerns of caring for his family and his home. Remind him that we have his back, Lord, and we are going to always lift him and his needs up to You for your provision so that he can continue to seek Your kingdom first.
Thank You, Lord, for taking good care of our pastor and his family. In Jesus’ Name,