"Light shines in the darkness for the godly.
They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.
Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly.
Such people will not be overcome by evil.
Those who are righteous will be long remembered. ...
They share freely and give generously to those in need.
Their good deeds will be remembered forever.
They will have influence and honor.
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another." ~ Charles Dickens ~
"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving." ~ Mother Teresa ~
"You can give without loving but you can never love without giving." ~ R. L. Stevenson ~
"For it is in giving, that we receive." ~ St. Francis of Assisi ~
"We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give."Mother Teresa ~
"Gracious acceptance is an art - an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving...Accepting another persons's gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you."
~ Alexander McCall Smith ~
"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
~ P. J. O'Rourke ~
"A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal." ~ Steve Maraboli ~
"It's easier to take than to give.
It's nobler to give than to take.
The thrill of taking lasts a day.
The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime."
~ Joan Marques ~
"Remember this - a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop.
But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.
You must each decide in your heart how much to give.
And don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure.
"For God loves a person who gives cheerfully."
And God will generously provide all you need.
Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
As the Scriptures say, "They share freely and give generously to the poor.
Their good deeds will be remembered forever."
Let me know if you'd like a name added to the prayer list. Names are kept for one week; around the world, people are praying.
Prayer Keeping ~ Steve ~ government leaders ~ ask God for wisdom ~