4 Things to Pray About Your Money

4 Things to Pray About Your Money

If you want to live and give the way God intended, you’re going to need a whole lot more than math. However, we often get caught up in our busy lives and forget the point of it all: God doesn’t want you to only spend your money for enjoyment, but to use it to make a difference and bring Him glory.

While we discussed more about the above point in a previous post, this week we are going to talk about how to stay on mission with our money through prayer. While this is not an exhaustive list, these four reminders will help fuel the mission God has given you.

1. Pray Against Temptation

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:13

This verse has some good news and bad news. The bad news is that whenever I give into temptation, I only have myself to blame. No one, not even spiritual forces, can force me to do the wrong thing. The responsibility is on me. The good news? God always provides a way out.

Pray and ask God to give you the integrity you need to make the hard choice to do what’s right. Now, what does temptation look like for your money? Well, it doesn’t have to be dishonesty at your workplace or on your taxes. It also doesn’t have to be a gambling addiction. While those are very valid temptations, there are also more common and even mundane enticements you face with your money every day. Maybe you’re tempted to impulsively buy something you saw at the mall or online. Maybe you’re tempted to use your credit card instead of saving.  Whatever it is, pray for strength.

2. Ask For Opportunity

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

John 15:5

Jesus was telling his disciples to stay in close relationship with Him. If they were to do so, they would be productive servants that would make a difference. So what does that look like when it comes to praying for our financial lives?

Practicing generosity means more than just tithing. While it’s great to support your local ministry, there are many personal ways to impact the people around you. Have you considered opportunities in your workplace, neighborhood, local charity, or even the grocery store? The ways to show God’s love are endless. So when it comes to your money, pray and ask God to give you opportunities to bear fruit with it.

3. Stay Grateful

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe

Hebrews 12:28

As we wrestle to figure out this life, we can sometimes forget about the beautiful promises God has made to us. One of those promises is that all Christians have a home in Heaven. If you’ve committed your life to Jesus, then your momentary troubles will not compare to the blessings that God has in store for you.

This short reminder does not mean your financial trouble isn’t stressful. What you are experiencing is real, but it’s not how your story ends. Staying grateful will help remind you that your financial situation is only temporary. So, make it a habit to cling on to God’s promises, and thank Him for his present and future provision.

4. Pray For Wisdom

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

 and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to him,

and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

On your journey, there are plenty of winding turns and forks in the road. Sometimes we take a path that looks great and ends in disaster, or even make a mistake that changes our lives for the better. One thing is clear: the only one that knows the future is the Lord. When you rely on Him instead of on your own strength, He will take you to amazing places.

Now, that doesn’t mean you will be free from mistakes or pain. When you ask God for wisdom and clarity for your financial life, He will reveal to you what you need to change in your heart. As God teaches you, you will see your financial decisions transform into Godly actions that not only please God but make the world a better place.

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