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