Prayer of Agur

This is a prayer found in verses 7-9 of Proverbs 30, a proverb attributed to a man named Agur. Apart from this proverb, we don’t know much about Agur. However, through his words, we get a glimpse of his genuine faith and real attempt to walk in a way pleasing unto the Lord. Agur dared to ask what his greatest need was as a believer in God. Unlike so many we see in our culture today, this man from a time long-ago, genuinely desired to know how success and prosperity fit into God’s plan for his life. Agur’s words reveal a heart that holds success and prosperity in their proper place. His prayer serves as a model for us as we strive to please God living lives of faith in our 21st century culture. May Godspeed.

Two things I ask of you, O LORD;
do not refuse me before I die:
Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much and
disown you and say,
‘Who is the LORD?’
Or I may become poor and steal,
and so dishonor the name of
my God. Proverbs 30:7-9
Prayer of Agur


  1. Hey Devotional Guy! I too became fascinated by Agur and felt called to ponder and unpack the only prayer in the Bible’s Book of Proverbs. In my 2020 release from Multnomah, The Prayer of Agur, I dig deep into Proverbs 30 and this unexpected prayer by an overlooked minor prophet. I believe the entire chapter points toward finding God’s Sweet Spot for your life.

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  2. Thank you for reading, Jay. I agree, the prayer of Agur is a rich nugget that often gets lost in a book filled with great treasures. The best place to be is the center of God’s will. I’m not sure there is any sweeter spot than that. Blessings.


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