Glorious God, only you are worthy of all our worship. And yet, our greatest theft is seeking to rob you of your glory. In seeking to steal worship from you, we then engage in hostile takeover of your creation with the delusion that we are owners rather than stewards.

Convict us of our glory theft and grant us brokenness and humility. Help us to hear your word in Malachi, “You rob me in tithes and offerings.”

We are full of fearful self-protection and insatiable self-consumption. We hoard the resources that you have given us for our own pleasures and preferences and mistakenly seek security in the gifts rather than the Giver.

Guard our hearts from inordinate prizing and protecting of worldly goods, and grant us strength to grow in generosity and joy. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, our true provision and only security,

Amen.