This is the second blog in a series on prayer called How to Pray for Your Family, Finances, and Future. If you click on the link you can read an overview on prayer (why it’s hard but doesn’t have to be) and get links to the other blogs in the series. For this article we’re going to focus on how to pray scripture over your finances.

How to Pray Scripture

Why Pray Scripture?

There are so many reasons to prayer scripture and situations that need it, but there’s really no better way to pray for your finances than to pray words straight from the Bible. Here’s why.

First, when we pray God’s words back to him we can be confident knowing he wants to answer our prayers.

We are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.

1 John 5:14-15

Second, when we pray scripture it solidifies God’s will in our own minds. If we want to honor God with our finances, then we need to know what he wants. Reading the Bible and praying words directly from it is a way to saturate our minds in Truth.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:2

Committing to studying scripture, praying scripture, and relying on the Holy Spirit to live out the words of the Bible puts us in a perfect position to honor God. Now let’s chat about what scripture you should pray over your finances.

What Scriptures to Pray for Your Finances

For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.

2 Corinthians 9:10
[G]odliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.

1 Timothy 6:6-8
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

James 1:5
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is slave of the lender.

Proverbs 22:7
The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.

Proverbs 20:7
How to Pray Scripture

How to Pray Scripture

Praying Scripture is super easy. You literally just use the words in the verse(s), put a “Dear God” at the beginning, an “amen” at the end, and some filler words, if necessary, to make the prayer make sense. Here’s an example using one of the verses from above.

2 Corinthians 9:10 says, “For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.”

Here’s what your prayer would/could look like:

Dear God, help me to trust in your provision. Please provide for my needs and increase my resources so you can produce a harvest of generosity in me and my family. Amen.

Downloadable Prayer Guide

You can make your own list of verses to pray over your finances, but if you’d like a guide to get you started you can get ours by clicking here.

If you’re ever reading the Bible and a verse sticks out to you, turn it into a prayer! You can pray like this for yourself, your family, friends, church, neighbors… You can pray scripture for anyone and anything!

You could even create a scripture prayer journal by writing down your favorite verses in a dollar store notebook. Prayer doesn’t have to be hard, but sometimes we just need some ideas to get us started.

if you like this idea definitely let us know in a comment! And if you have any other good verses to pray for your finances, please share those as well!

Because there’s a better way,
Sarah


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