Money And Your Prayer Life: Do You Pray About Your Finances?

The past few weeks I’ve been reminded in a bunch of ways of just how woefully inadequate I’ve been when it comes to praying to God in all things. As Christians I feel we constantly need to be in relationship with Christ, seeking guidance, asking for things we need and praising him for all the blessings he has given us. This includes praying about our financial life.

A couple of weeks ago at church our pastor talked about prayer in his message. He said that we need to approach God in prayer, and not just with generalities, but with specifics.

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A lot of times we don’t see the need to be specific in our prayer because we figure that “God already knows what I need”.  But God likes specifics. Look at the story of the blind man that was healed by Jesus in Luke 18:

He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied. Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

The blind man asks Jesus to have mercy on him. While it may have been obvious that the blind man wanted his sight, Jesus asked him what he wanted – he wanted him to be specific in his prayer, and step out in faith and ask for what he needed. When he told Jesus what he wanted specifically, and had faith he would receive it, Jesus healed him.

In the same way, I think we need to step out in faith, and ask Jesus for what we need in our financial life – and be specific. Of course we need to make sure that what we are asking for fits within the will of God, but when it does, pray specifically about it.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philipians 4:6-7

Keep These Things In Mind

This is what I’ve been reminded of this week:

  1. We need to be in prayer “in everything”.
  2. We need to present our requests to God, and be specific.
  3. We need to be thankful for what he’s already given us.
  4. We need to praise him for who he is, and what he’s done for us.

Pray about your financial life and God will hear your prayer. Whether or not your request is granted is up to Him, but Philipians says that when you pray to him, no matter the outcome, he will give you a peace that transcends all understanding. To me that’s better than anything that money could buy.

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Last Edited: 4th March 2013

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  1. says

    To Whom It May Concern:
    I am having a hard time finding a job and a few years back I loaned some people money to the amount of $65.000.00. and I really need the money so bad now, How do I pray for the money to come back to me.
    Thank you.
    Carole

  2. Olivia says

    My prayer request is for a financial miracle.. and just to be at peace with our finances.. To have security in our finances… I want to know that I have enough.. I dont want to worry anymore over my finances.. I pray that our debt can be wiped clean… I know that we have learned from our mistakes.. and I just want it all behind me.. I want jesus to take his hand and clean up this financial mess we are in… I pray he can give me and my family a life of obundnace.. LORD I do believe in the power of your miracles.. I want to live a life of peace.. a life of security… I want my peace and joy to come from you Lord Jesus… I feel each day I am making great strides toward that life… I feel in my heart today that it is different.. that I am not worring to much about how little is in our account, but being thankfull for the few dollars we do have… I feel you are changing my heart each day.. I just pray each month the bills can be paid and met… I want to pray that my dad can get the job so they can rest a little easier with their finances… and I pray that plane sells soon.. I know they didn’t need it, it was a want and I pray they will learn from that mistake.. I thank you Lord for everything you have given me. and I pray I can see changes in myself each day… I know you are with me each step of the way… and I know God and families are forever, finances are only temporary… and I do not want to focus all my engery on my bills anymore..I want to focus more of engery on you and my family… Lord Jesus I love you so much and I know you will protect me and my family… LORD I do believe and I pray you will continue to bless my family.. I pray for more work in my business for extra money and that it can keep growing in leaps and bounds.. Please lay your hand on my business and bless it beyond belief…I know only you can do this dear Lord..and I know you are going to.. Thank you Lord Jesus for everything.. I love you

    AMEN

  3. prayerwarrior says

    In God We Still Trust
    In God We Still Trust. God Bless USA. God Bless & Peace For the Jews
    I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me. <>
    Please Pray For Street Bullies & Schools. In The Name Of Jesus Christ. Please Pray for People that been attack by Witch Craft In The name of Jesus Christ. Pray for Enemies… If any of you are having trouble, pray. If you are happy, sing psalms. (James 5:13) Come to me, all who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28) That is why we are not discouraged. Though outwardly we are wearing out inwardly we are renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16) Prayer for Employment
    You govern your creation, O God,
    and bring it to perfection by the work of our hands.
    Hear the prayers of your people who ask for work
    that will enhance their human signity
    and promote the upbuilding of your kingdom.
    Enable them to provide for those confided to their care
    either by family ties or by charity we owe to one another
    for the betterment of human life.
    We ask this blessing in the name of Jesus
    who laboured with his own hands while he lived on earth. In Jesus Christ Name. I Pray

    Amen.
    Pray for In jesus Christ name. For. • Salvation
    • Prayer
    • Health and Healing
    • Finance
    • Relationships
    • Prophecies
    • Successful Living
    • Faith and Hope
    • Protection

    Pray For People Who need Prayer For In
    • Suicide
    Depression. Addiction. Loneliness. Immorality
    Abuse. Comfort . Worry . Guidance . Illness/Pain . New Life . Prayer. Jealousy . Failure . And Others. In The Name Of Jesus Christ I Pray. Through The Blood of Jesus Christ I Pray Amen PRAYER FOR THE WORLD
    BLESSER OF THOSE WHO PRAY Oh, Blesser of those who pray, hear us today as we pray for the Heavens and the Earth. We pray for a world washed with peace, flooded in love, and overflowing in provision. Let the lame walk, the blind see, the deaf hear, the hungry eat, the thirsty drink, the sad happy, the needy without need. Turn the page on homelessness and lack and fill this world with YOUR PRESENCE AND PROVISION. Bless those who pray that they may pray always. Amen Please pray for financial miracle Blessing from Heaven … for Work & Good pay for each Family Live In USA. God bless USA. I Pray for Prayers for Your Finances Blessing from Heaven. Only God in Heaven can Do. God Bless my Hubby, , Son & I. & rest of mine Family’s. God Bless Finances Blessing from Heaven God, for each family LIVE In USA , I Pray for the ones who do not know Jesus as Their Saver, Will get saved in the Blood of Jesus Christ. I do pray In Jesus Name, Pray For Young Children’s, Teens, And Young Adults. That lives In USA , For Peace, Love, Joy, & Learn to Forgive there self, & others In Jesus Name… I Pray For Each School Age to stay in school, In Jesus Christ Name… I Do love U Jesus Christ in heaven what you is going Do, Bless You Lord Jesus Christ. In Jesus Christ name I Pray. Father in heaven you Get All the Praise & Glory & Honor Amen. Praise God.

  4. bobbie jean turner says

    I NEEDS PRAY RIGHT NOW BECAUSE AM TRYING TO GET BOOK PUBLISHING AND DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY FOR THIS TO BE DONE AM IN WHEELCHAIR BEFORE I CAN GET MY BOOK PUBLISHING I GOT HAVE 1,500 DOLLARS SO I BEEN DOING ALOT OF PRAYING TO GOD FOR HELP NEEDS THIS MONEY FIRST WEEK IN AUG

  5. dianne johnson says

    will you pray for my boss give me a big race own my job,let her give me a bonce own my job my other boss gave me a bonce she seem to me she give to who she give to her friend it do not suposed to be like that she suposed to give to all or the employee.she suposed to give it in octomber or in november.will you ptay for her to give me this year.thank you very.

  6. Katarina says

    Please, pray with me that DEJAN M. MAKES MORE STEPS TOWARD ME, CALL ME ASAP, INVITE ME TO GO OUT WITH HIM SOON, that GOD LEAD OUR WORDS and EMOTIONS and THAT SOON WE BEGIN GOOD, HAPPY RELATIONSHIP IF IT IS GOD WILL!
    Please, pray for IMPROVEMENT OF OUR RELATIONSHIP, THAT HE BE VERY MUCH INVOLVED IN MY LIFE AND ME IN HIS!
    Thank you for all your prayers & dedication of praying and being an obedient servant of GOD!
    Katarina

  7. Teresa says

    Holy God, I need a financial miracle. I have gotten some bills my husband does not know about. I havent told him because I am scared of what he will do. I am so tired of lying. Please send me a financial miracle Lord. Thank you for all the wonderful things I have. In Jesus name I pray.

  8. jimmie says

    pray for me and my family,i am a viet nam vet with ptsd & prostate cancer and other things .i have agent orange from viet nam ,i,m 50% with ptsd and i,m praying for 100% and 100% for my cancer.we need the finances.
    thanks: jimmie sr.

  9. Katarina says

    Please, pray:
    That Our Lord God strength the relationship between Dejan M. and me!
    THAT HE WILL BE VERY MUCH INVOLVED IN MY LIFE AND ME IN HIS!
    For GOING DEEPER IN KNOWING EACH OTHER!
    That WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME TOGETHER!
    That our love will grow stronger day by day and that we always place God in the center of our lives!
    Thank you for all your prayers
    Praying for you
    Katarina from Belgrade in Serbia

  10. Joanna Wong says

    Please pray for me, to get out of my financial problem.
    I needed God’s miraculous help for my desperate and seemingly impossible cases.
    Thank you so very much.

  11. kamakhya says

    please pray for my financial condition.I have a 5members in my family.But I have not a permanent job.So please pray for financial blessing in my family.

  12. Richard says

    Pray for Richard and Mervyn in Jesus Christ name for the following.

    Salvation, Health and Healing, Finances, Relationships, Prophecies, Successful Living, Faith and Hope, Good Fate, Protection, Strength, Stamina, Energy, Good Memory, Alertness, Jobs.

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