Prayer for Ephesians 4:28

“The thief must no longer steal. Instead, he must do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need.”

Heavenly Father, as I read through the many instructions we receive on godly living and Christlike behaviour, I recognise that it is not a superficial change in my outward behaviour that is important, but an inner change in the deep recesses of my being... a change of character that reflects the life of Christ within. Forgive me for the times I have stolen from others, whether it be in goods; motive; reputation or in some other more subtle way. I pray that in thought, word and deed my actions and attitude would be pure and noble and would honour Your holy name. Bestow on me a generous spirit, so I may be cheerful in my giving and compassionate in my heart towards others - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

Source: Verse of the day for Ephesians 4:28