the temptation money presents

poverty-in-kenya3
image, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Lord, help us to resist the temptation
  which money presents.
Help those with financial problems and debts
  to avoid dishonest and corrupt ways.
Help us all not to be influenced
  by the materialistic standards of other countries.
Help us not to envy
  those who are better off than ourselves.
Help us to close the gap
  between rich and poor in our own country.
Guide all managers and directors
  of large business concerns
  that they may have steadiness of purpose
  and do what is lawful and right.
Strengthen our faith and courage
  to face evil and corruption.

Maureen Edwards, Kenya

_____________________

Trust in the Lord, and do good;
    dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.
 Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him, and he will act.
 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
    and your justice as the noonday.
 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
    fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
    over the man who carries out evil devices!

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