Day 20 - Praying over our Finances


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Heavenly Father, 

We thank You for the gift of our finances and pray for a prosper perspective of them.  We ask that our hearts would be able to desire that You would give us neither poverty nor riches, but only our daily bread.  Otherwise, we may have too much and disown you and say, “Who is the Lord?” or we may become poor and steal, and so dishonor Your name.  (Proverbs 30:7-9)  

May we remember that it is You who gives us the ability to produce wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18) and that You have made both rich and poor alike.  (Proverbs 22:2)  Therefore, keep our hearts humbled before You in regards to our wealth.  When You do bless us with wealth and possessions, may we receive the gift that enables us to enjoy them and accept this as our lot.  (Ecclesiastes 5:19,20)  

Keep us from being consumed with finances for better is one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil.  (Ecclesiastes 4:6)  Help us to realize that when we become driven by the love of money, we never have money enough and we are never satisfied with our income.  May the abundance with which You bless us, never become an obstacle which keeps us from sleeping in peace.  (Ecclesiastes 5:10-12)  

Protect us from putting our hope in our wealth, which is so uncertain, but lead us to put our hope in You, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.  Teach us to be rich in good deeds and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Timothy 6:17-19)  Remind us that a generous man will himself be blessed when he shares his food with the poor  (Proverbs 22:9) and that he who gives to the poor will lack nothing.  (Proverbs 28:27)   

Help us to not  hold on too tightly to our money but to have faith that when we bring You our tithes and offering, You will throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that we will not have room enough for it.  (Malachi 4:7-10)  May we have faith that a righteous man will not be forsaken, nor will his children need to beg for bread.  (Psalm 37:25-26)

© margaret young