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 you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”
“Do not overwork to be rich; Because of your own understanding, cease! Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.”
“A little that a righteous man has Is better than the riches of many wicked.”
“Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?”
“Better a handful with quietness Than both hands full, together with toil and grasping for the wind.”
” ‘For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, Now I will arise,’ says the Lord; ‘I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.’ ”
“He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; He who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.”
“Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Nor oppress the afflicted at the gate;”
1 Timothy 6:17-19
“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”
“The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, Whether he eats little or much; But the abundance of the rich will not permit him to sleep. There is a severe evil which I have seen under the sun: Riches kept for their owner to his hurt. But those riches perish through misfortune; When he begets a son, there is nothing in his hand.”
“But He saves the needy from the sword, From the mouth of the mighty, And from their hand. So the poor have hope, And injustice shuts her mouth.”
“For the needy shall not always be forgotten; The expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.”
“He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like foliage.”
“A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished. ”
“Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death. ”
“They will throw their silver into the streets, And their gold will be like refuse; Their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them In the day of the wrath of the Lord; They will not satisfy their souls, Nor fill their stomachs, Because it became their stumbling block of iniquity.”
“There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches.”
“He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver; Nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity.”
“He who oppresses the poor to increase his riches, And he who gives to the rich will surely come to poverty.”
“A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, And does not consider that poverty will come upon him.”
“The rich and the poor have this in common, The Lord is the maker of them all.”
“He delivers the poor in their affliction, And opens their ears in oppression.”
“Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, Than great treasure with trouble.”
“Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than one perverse in his ways, though he is rich.”
“Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.”