Prayer Topic: Financial Difficulties
People faced with financial difficulties often experience fear, guilt, uncertainty and desperation. They may doubt God's goodness and promises. They may be seeking direction, hope, and peace. Imagine how you would feel in a financial crisis, and respond with gentleness and empathy. Pray boldly and in faith, confident that God promised to provide for His children.
Possible Things to Pray for:
- Provision for basic needs of food, shelter, clothing and utilities
- Wisdom for income producing activities, debt repayment, budgeting, sources of community assistance
- Faith to trust in God's promises to meet needs and provide guidance
- Thankfulness that all of our resources belong to the Lord; we are managers of them, but not owners
- The Holy Spirit to reveal the work God may be doing through this crisis (ie: refocus our hearts on heavenly treasure)
- Forgiveness for financial carelessness, if they acknowledge that
Verses to Share:
Philippians 4:19 ESV - And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Luke 12:22-24 NIV - Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!
Philippians 4:6-7 NLT - Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
James 1:5-6 ESV - If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
Deuteronomy 28:12 ESV - The Lord will open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. And you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
Malachi 3:10 ESV - Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.
Proverbs 3:9-10 NIV - Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
Debt: A Biblical Exploration - https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/118-debt- a-biblical-exploration?id=118-debt-a-biblical-exploration
Your Money Counts - https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/11712-your-money-counts
Messages and Series:
Chasing Carrots - https://www.life.church/media/chasing-carrots/money-and-stuff/
Making Change - https://www.life.church/media/making-change/
How to Trust God Especially When You Don't Have Enough - https://finds.life.church/how-to-trust-in-god-especially-when-you-dont-have-enough/
Dave Ramsey - https://www.daveramsey.com
Crown - https://www.crown.org
Bible Money Matters - https://www.biblemoneymatters.com
Trinity Credit - https://www.trinitycredit.org
God of Miracles by Chris McClarney - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z59_Ce2gmoLean Back by Capital City Music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT9Gz6JaCPo