James 2:5 (CEB) My dear brothers and sisters, listen! Hasn’t God chosen those who are poor by worldly standards to be rich in terms of faith? Hasn’t God chosen the poor as heirs of the kingdom he has promised to those who love him?
Gracious God, our faith looks up to you today. There have been times when we didn’t know if we could make ends meet. At other times, we were financially challenged because of an economic system that favors the rich. When we were at our lowest point, we relied on our faith to get us through the rough times. We drew on our reserves of hope, and somehow we made it through every situation. Hope did not disappoint. We know that it was by your grace. You are worthy of honor and praise, and we bless your holy name. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.