I worry too much sometimes.
Now I have this whole new worry.
How is my family going to pay
for my first year of college?
You've taken care of us
in the past, so why wouldn't you
take care of us this time?
You will, won't you?
Help me believe
you'll provide what we need.
I need to confess something.
I've had this thought in my
head for a long time.
It goes something like this:
My parents owe me a college education.
Now, I don't say it exactly like that.
Still, I know it comes through in my
"take them for granted" attitude.
Please take my bad attitude away,
and replace it with gratitude.
Help me understand that
whatever Mom and Dad
give toward my education
is simply that:
I know I'm not careful
with my money.
Before I know it, I'm spending
all my hard-earned cash
on pizza, music, movies and clothes!
As my parents say,
saving just isn't in my vocabulary.
Lord, break my bad spending habits,
and give me the wisdom it takes to
stop and think before I buy.
Dear Giver of All Good Things,
Thank you for taking care of my needs.
Thank you for the good food I have,
for a nice home I live in,
and for clothes I like to wear.
Thank you, in advance, for
the way you will provide
for my college education.