Prayer for Finances
I come before you with thanksgiving in my heart and your praises on my lips. Father, I know that you are my shepherd and I shall not want for anything, (Psalm 23:1) that includes any financial needs. Lord, I need wisdom when it comes to handling my money. I want to live a life of abundance and know how to face any situation with the confidence that you will supply every need I have (Philippines 4:12,19)
I pray Lord God that You would give me a financial strategy to live debt free and financially owe no man or woman anything, except to love them (Romans 13:8). I pray that You would lead me to use a strategy that is based on kingdom principles and developed for kingdom purposes. Father, I ask that You help me to correct any financial mistakes that I have made. I repent for being a careless steward of Your finances and give control of the financial area of my life back to You. Help me to show You that I can be trusted with more finances and that I will use them to bring glory and honour to You.
Lord re-establish Your covenant of prosperity with me. I understand that You desire me to grow spiritually first so that I don’t spend Your money foolishly while struggling with temptation and falling into sin. Therefore, I thank You for Your wisdom and ask for finances not just to meet my own physical needs, but the needs of others as well. Father, I ask for the grace to make two commitments to you.
1. I know that your word says that if you sow a little you reap a little, and if you sow a lot you will reap a lot (2 Corinthians 9:6-7). So, Father, I ask you for opportunities to sow into other people’s lives and to sow what I have. Although it may only be a little bit at first I know that it will continue to grow as you multiply my harvest and then, in turn, resow what I have harvested.
2. Lord, I commit to you and myself that my hope and confidence is in You and You alone because I have done this you will protect me and when hard times come you will provide not just for my needs but also for my enjoyment (Jeremiah 17:7-8, 1 Timothy 6:17-19).
Lord, I know that you are the sole provider of all I have, but I also understand that I am the steward of those resources and it is my responsibility to manage what you have given me to the best of my ability. I promise to be diligent and not be lazy with what you have given me because that is how wealth is built (Proverbs 10:4). I do this in obedience to you and in return, you will bless me from your treasury and everything I put my hand to will be successful (Deuteronomy 28:12).
Help me to keep my eyes on You, and help me to focus more on our relationship than anything else.
In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray and declare these things,
Scriptures for Finances
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 9:6
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”
2 Corinthians 9:8
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:10-11
“Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”
“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
“I, the LORD, am your God, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.
The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; But they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing.
Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,”
The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.
“Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.
The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
“Who prepares for the raven its nourishment When its young cry to God And wander about without food?
“Abraham called the name of that place The LORD Will Provide, as it is said to this day, “In the mount of the LORD it will be provided.”
2 Peter 1:3
“seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.”
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.”
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;
“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease.”
“For I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your borders, and no man shall covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the LORD your God.
“I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandal has not worn out on your foot.
1 Chronicles 29:16
“O LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided to build You a house for Your holy name, it is from Your hand, and all is Yours.