Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
These verses contain the only prayer in the book of Proverbs. The prayer is short, to the point, and contains two petitions, one covering spiritual life and the other, physical life. Agur wanted his life to be worthwhile and honest and he asked to be delivered from the extremes of poverty and riches.