Dear Almighty King,
It is written; “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” (verse 33, King James Version). Thousands of years of history show that we humans cannot effectively rule ourselves; and in the end, all human governments apart from God will fail. Humans have tried every form of government, yet all have eventually come to an end. In addressing events leading to the end of man’s age of self-rule and the beginning of God’s rule on this earth, Jesus said, “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Continuing, He said, “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved” (Matthew 24:21-22).
God help me seek the things of You as a priority over the things of the world, to seek Your salvation that is inherent in Your kingdom because it is of greater value than all the world’s riches. Lord, does this mean that I should neglect the reasonable and daily duties that help sustain my life? I sometimes get confused and I’m not always sure how to balance the two; Eternity thinking versus Worldly. Help me to differentiate between the two and change my attitude toward them. Make taking care of Your business a priority in my life—seeking Your salvation, living in obedience to You, and sharing the good news of the kingdom with others— please look after my business here on earth, help me not to worry, even when it all seems lost and it hurts like hell give me the strength & faith to believe and let go.
I primarily spend all my energies on You, I have now integrated all my tasks and goals aligning them in the service of You and sharing Your gospel. All my time and money spent on activities and things of You—the results of which I believe will live on for eternity. If there is anything else I might have missed, please guide me and show me how I can improve, send Your Holy Spirit to guide me on how to pray and how to ask for what I need.
You have promised to provide for Your own, supplying every need (Philippians 4:19), but I realize that Your idea of what I need is often different from mine, and Your timing will only occasionally meet my expectations. I know Your ways are higher than mine, that You are love and You know best. I may see my need as riches or advancement, but perhaps You know that what truly I need is a time of poverty, loss, or solitude. When this happens, I’m in good company, You are always there. You loved both Job and Elijah, but You allowed Satan to absolutely pound Job (all under Your watchful eye), and You let that evil woman, Jezebel, break the spirit of Your own prophet Elijah (Job 1–2; 1 Kings 18–19). In both cases, You followed these trials with restoration and sustenance.
These “negative” aspects of the kingdom run counter to a heresy which is gaining ground around the world, the so-called “prosperity” gospel. A growing number of false teachers are gathering followers under the message “God wants you to be rich!” But that philosophy is not the counsel of the Bible—and it is certainly not the counsel of Matthew 6:33, which is not a formula for gaining wealth. It is a description of how You work. Jesus taught that our focus should be away from this world—its status and its lying allurements—and placed upon the things of God’s kingdom. Help me not to worry about material things such as food or clothing, You will provide the needs of me and Your followers and to never pursue wealth and material things before You. To become a more dedicated disciple of You and to lay up treasures in heaven instead of on earth.
I choose to rest in You, with gratitude, faith, and positivity. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.
Your loving child