New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Facing Financial Struggle

28 Days of Prayer

Wessel Bentley • July 2010

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You sit down to pay the bills and realize that the money in your checking account won't cover them. You turn on the national news, and the economic forecast sounds bleak. Now, more than ever, you need to feel God's presence.

Facing Financial Struggle provides 4 weeks of daily readings, prayers, and suggestions to support you as you deal with financial trouble and all the emotions it stirs. In this guide, you'll find scriptures, prayers, questions, and ideas appropriate for personal or group study.

With the encouragement this book provides, you'll manage to make it through your financial struggles—with God's help.

Categories: Prayer, Series
Wessel Bentley is a professor at the University of South Africa. He specializes in Science and Religion and Methodist theology. He is also an ordained minister in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, where he continues to lead regular services and Bible studies. Wessel is the author of Facing Financial Struggle, Praying Through a Child’s Illness, and The Miracles of Jesus. He and his wife, Natalie, have two sons, Matthew and Nathan. They live in Pretoria, South Africa.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1027-2

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1077-7

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1208-5

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: July 2010

Trim Size: 5.5 in (w) x 8.25 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 72

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Prayer

BISAC1: REL012080

BISAC2: REL012070


Wessel Bentley speaks with a voice born out of the African experience. He speaks with honesty, tenderness, and care as the pastor of a large congregation in the suburbs of Pretoria, and as a compassionate spirit. Rev. Bentley speaks the truth in love. This book is a best seller in South Africa. I believe that the sales figures vividly illustrate the severity of the global financial situation, but more important, the willingness of people to seek God’s guidance instead of institutional opinion in times of financial upheaval.
—Roland Rink Managing Director Africa Upper Room Ministries