Dear Lord, I have been taught that money is not what
is most important, yet money is often a problem in my life.
These latest financial difficulties are particularly hard.
Help me to use money wisely – to resist buying what I do not need
and to stop comparing my possessions with those of others.
Grant me what I need in this life, so that I may care for myself
and those dear to me, with enough to share with those less fortunate.