In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. (2 Corinthians 8:2)
Lord, I want to give myself over to You first and foremost. I know that only then will true joy begin in my life. I know that only then will true generosity toward others begin.
I know that I tend toward self-made version of joy and generosity that all too easily fail. Lead me to You, so that I might grasp Your gracious giving to me and lay all myself down at Your feet.
[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]