Prayer based on Matthew 23:19. Themes: Judgment, Sacrifice, Hypocrisy.
Dear God, please open our eyes and hearts to see the truth. Help us to understand that the gift is not greater than the altar that sanctifies it. May we always remember to honor and respect the sacredness of your altar and the gifts we offer to you. Guide us to use our gifts for your glory and to serve others with humility and love. Amen.
Verse: You blind fools! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
This is a Command. The verse is a rebuke to the Pharisees and teaches the importance of valuing the altar over the gift.