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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    Such, O my soul, are the miseries that attend on riches.  They are gained with toil and kept with fear.  They are enjoyed with danger and lost with grief.  It is hard to be saved if we have them; and impossible if we love them; and scarcely can we have them, but we shall love them inordinately.  Teach us, O Lord, this difficult lesson: to manage conscientiously the goods we possess and not covetously desire more than you give to us.

    –St. Augustine

    From The Choice: The Christ-Centered Pursuit of Kingdom Outcomes