Two things I ask you Lord;
do not refuse me before I die.
Keep lying far from me,
and let me be neither rich nor poor
but give me only as much as I need.
The Lord is rich enough for the needs of all who call on him.
from Romans 10:13
The text from Proverbs was given to me by the Chief Elder
while I was in Madison the first time, around 1976.
After working with the Moravian confirmation class in 2000,
I began to describe the verses from Proverbs
by analogy with the Moravian tradition of giving a text
to each newly confirmed member.
This was not a Methodist tradition, so didn't get one
when I was confirmed.