Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday Prayer for 4-8-14 MONEY

Inspired by Matthew 26:14-27:66 and
The Church Building and Loan Fund Visioning Retreat


Dear God:

Bless those who handle the money.
Help us know what money is.

As we move in to this week - this holy and horrible week - we are so aware of
the moneychangers' tables that
Jesus

flipped.
We are aware of the 30 pieces of silver that felt heavier
and heavier
in Judas' hands and turned
a kiss
into
a
weapon.
We are aware of those ways in which fear of financial realities
make us afraid to be faithful.

Bless those who handle the money.
Help us know what money is.

We are aware that sometimes we hold on to a penny
so tightly
that the edges cut us like a knife's blade.
We are aware that we use our paper
like a shield.
We are aware of we do not feel like
forgiven
debtors.

Bless those who handle the money.
Help us know what money is.

We are aware of these things.

Bless us.
Help us.

Amen.