Attitude in giving is important:
1) give cheerfully and joyfully
2) expect nothing in return from the person or organization that you give to
3) do not give in order to get
4) while you don’t give with motivation of “getting”, but can give with the understanding and hope of God’s promised rewards
when you start praying for someone, they suddenly start acting worse. this is not because your prayer isn’t working, it is because it is working — God is dealing with that person and they are acting worse because they are resisting God.