If you're a person of faith, you know the bible covers a variety of prosperity principles. There are prayers for prosperity, scripture that encourages charitable giving, and much more about the virtues of the poor. But the familiar prosperity gospel can be a false one. If you're using God to get things from Him, you need to change your ways.
I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.