Wealth and Material Possessions   Leave a comment

$10,000 1934

Above:  The $10,000 Bill 1934

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$10,000 (1934) = $174,000 (2013)

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Prayers Source = Lutheran Book of Worship (1978)

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The Proper Use of Wealth

Almighty God, all that we possess is from your loving hand.

Give us grace that we may honor you with all we own,

always remembering the account we must one day

give to Christ Jesus our Lord.  Amen.

–Derived from the English Prayer Book tradition

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Dangers of Abundance

O God, in your love you have given gifts

which our forebears neither knew or dreamed of.

Mercifully grant that we may not be so occupied with material things

that we forget the things which are spiritual and thus,

even though we have gained the whole world, lose our souls;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

–Eric Milner-White (1884-1963), Daily Prayer (1941)

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