A Prayer for Finances
Jeremiah 10:6-16, Malachi 3:1-8
Reflections of the Heart:
“Let those who favor my righteous cause and have pleasure in my uprightness shout for joy and be glad and say continually, let the Lord be magnified, who takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” Psalm 35:27
Father, You are great and You perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God. Lord, You are in Your Holy temple; You rule from heaven. To You, O God do we give thanks. Yes, to You do we give thanks. We thank You for Your eternal love and unmerited grace. We thank You for Your unfailing love for us that never ends and Your mercies which never cease. Your mercies are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. We exalt You, our God and King; and we praise Your Name forever and ever. Thank You, Father, for being our strength, our shield, our provider and our Savior. Thank You for blessing us with jobs that provide us with income. Thank You for promotions and raises. Thank You for favor with our bosses and co-workers.
Father, we confess that we will save, spend and invest money in obedience to Your perfect plan for our lives and our families. We confess that as You bring financial blessings into our lives, we will remember that You give us the power to get wealth. We declare that we are set on high above the nations of the earth because we diligently obey Your voice and observe Your commandments, carefully. Father, we confess that all that we set our hands to do is blessed because You have commanded blessings on our storehouses, including savings, investments and retirement accounts. Lord, we declare that as Your blessings overtake us, we will be able to lend money to many and not have to borrow from anyone. We confess that as we bring the tithes into Your house, we expect You to pour out blessings so large that we will not have room to receive them. Lord, we declare that we will be faithful stewards of Your financial blessings and we expect You to confirm Your Word and make us rulers over abundant wealth. We call forth a new anointing of entrepreneurship, new ideas and new businesses in our communities. Lord, we call forth a spirit of excellence and prosperity in our finances and in all areas of our lives.
Holy Spirit, please shift our focus from spending to saving and from consuming our income to building wealth. We ask You to help us tie loyalty and kindness around our necks and write them deep within our hearts that we may find favor with both You and people and we will earn a good reputation. Father, we pray for promotions and financial increase. Holy Spirit, help us to study the Word, to meditate on it day and night and observe to do the things written within it, so that we may make our way prosperous and have success in all that we do. Help us to build business and personal relationships with other Christians, and give us favor with the business community. Help us to begin to love people and use money, rather than loving money and using people. We pray for a breaking of old mindsets and generational curses of poverty and lack within our families.
Father, forgive us for our sins. Forgive us for repeating patterns of financial failures such as living beyond our means and misusing credit cards. Forgive us for failing to develop financial plans that include debt reduction, savings and investments. Forgive many of us for believing that we are supposed to have the most of the worst and the least of the best. Forgive us for not recognizing that You will not withhold any good thing from us, as we walk uprightly before You. Forgive us for words and thoughts of doubt and unbelief. Father, forgive us for walking by sight, rather than walking by faith. Lord, remind us of those we need to forgive, and we will be quick to forgive.
Lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.
Lord, You are our Savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth. You formed the mountains by Your power and armed Yourself with mighty strength. You quieted the raging oceans with their pounding waves and silenced the shouting of the nations. Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, You inspire shouts of joy. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 86:10, Psalm 11:4, Lamentations 3:22-23, Psalm 145:1, Deuteronomy 8:18, Deuteronomy 28:1-2, 8, 12, Malachi 3:10, Matthew 25:21, Proverbs 3:3-4, Joshua 1:8, Psalm 84:11, II Corinthians 5:7, Matthew 6: 13, Psalm 65:5-8
Today, I will trust God to: