From a committee meeting (which sometimes can actually be very productive!)

Oftentimes we begin our prayers for God’s blessing of resources with grasping for a certain amount – in dollars, volunteers, materials.  We are expecting that God will have to really work to help us out – we can hardly believe that God would be able to supply that amount.

What if we began with the resource pool as our first understanding.  Let’s remember that God has infinite supplies.  They are there for the asking.  Our prayer is not to knock breathlessly awaiting an answer for our “request for funds”.  Our prayer should be to make sure we know what to ask for, and why we are asking.  Get the request aright and the resources are ours.

Not a bad approach.