You may need a prayer for money when you’re having trouble making ends meet. Sometimes we must ask God for a financial blessing to get out of debt, or provide for our families. With Faith, God will provide.
Table of contents
- 1 A Prayer for Money Help
- 2 The Debt Prayer
- 3 Scripture about Money and Debt
- 4 Money Prayer Request
- 5 Prayer Request: Post Your Own “Prayer for Money to Get Out of Debt”
- 6 Recent prayer requests…
- 7 Does God Want Us To Pray For Money?
- 8 The Standards
- 9 More Money or More God
- 10 The Easy Way Out
- 11 The Bottom of the Canyon
A Prayer for Money Help
Say this debt prayer when you’re in need of a financial blessing.
I Come before you today to ask for
a financial blessing to improve my life.
My faith keeps me strong,
and I know you will provide for me
and the people I love.
I do not seek a large sum of money.
I do not trouble you for unneeded comforts
or luxury. I only ask for enough money
to relieve my financial woes and ease this stress.
Give me the means to do your work,
and spread your Love. I have so much
to give, if only I were allowed the chance.
In your name I pray, Amen
The Debt Prayer
Here is another blessing for money. This prayer is for help to come out of debt. Often times, either through poor financial planning, or unexpected unemployment, we can accumulate too much debt to deal with on our own. Use this prayer to ask for God’s help.
Debt Removal Prayer
Lord, I confess I’ve made mistakes.
I have accumulated too much debt, and
now I can not imagine overcoming it
without your help.
Please Lord, I beg of you to intercede
on my behalf. Provide me with the financial
means to be able to breathe again.
Please forgive my sins, Lord. Walk with
me and help me to make the right decisions
throughout my life.
In your name I pray, Amen
Scripture about Money and Debt
“Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.”
Click here to read more Bible Verses about Money and Debt
Money Prayer Request
Consider saying a prayer request to ask god for help with money. When many people come together to pray for one thing, it is like praying with a megaphone. Here are some examples of some peoples prayer requests for money: Write your own prayer request below…
- Prayer for financial Help
- Prayer for More Money
- Prayer to Bless my Finances
- In Need of Money
- Prayer to Keep House out of Foreclosure
- Prayer to Get out of Debt
- Prayer for Promotion to Pay off Debts
Prayer Request: Post Your Own “Prayer for Money to Get Out of Debt”
If you’d like, you can post your prayer below so the PrayWithMe community can help pray with you.
Rules for Posting: All prayers are posted publicly through to this site. Don’t use full names or any other identifying information that you wouldn’t want out on the web.
Don’t post with ALL CAPS, and try to use proper spelling and grammar.
If you can, help pray for others and post comments of support.
Recent prayer requests…
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- Financial Abundance- God to please flood our store with many buying, paying customers that will buy things today; give him many big & medium sales; far more… …
- Financial- Please help me find a job and solve my unemployment problem. In The risen Christ Amen …
- Sufficient and stable income- I join with my brothers and sister in a prayer of agreement for freedom from lack for my family. I pray for divine intervention for… …
- Financial breakthrough- I need some money to construct a house. …
- Financial issues- Please pray for a breakthrough for my husband to get the next position he is “in line for” at work. We are suffering financially due… …
- A time of need- I have been ill with a colon infection and have not been able to work or pay my mortgage and bills. Please keep me in… …
- Praye for Financial and Health- Dear Lord, You know my needs and have met them. I am asking again for help with financial and health needs. I ask this in… …
- Financial blessing- Please pray for me that the Lord released financial blessing for I’m homeless and on the streets. …
- Financial blessings- I need prayers for instant financial breakthrough in order to get out from debts and fulfill my commitments. …
- Social security and financial help urgent- Oh Lord please help me to receive help for disability & financial miracle hear my prayers God. …
- Income in our business / past due bills- Thanking God for what He did for us yesterday; asking Him to greatly bless my husband’s day at work today with floods of buying, paying… …
- Much Prayer Needed and Help- Greetings. I am asking for prayer for many things troubling me financially (I don’t have income) which is frustrating. Praying for approval from the government… …
- Money- Father, God i ask you to uplift my family from all our money problems. I pray that you keep us on the right track. At… …
- Need to make payroll- My company has hit a tough season financially & things are tight. I’m asking God to provide so we can pay our team on Friday… …
- Prayer request- I am praying for a financial breakthrough. The struggle has been real but I know my God is still able. Please pray with me. Thank… …
- Prayer for the money for insurance- Please pray for my mother and family to find the way to get the money she needs for insurance. She has very bad health and… …
- To spiritually feel closure to God- Please pray on my current situation regarding my finances. I recently had to put my job so that I can go to school full-time. But… …
- Financial Breakthrough in Our Business- God to please bring breakthrough in our business sales today; the last 2 weeks have been way too slow; we need many customers to come… …
- Financial need- Lord thanks you for letting me be Herron this earth. …
- Financial- I work but I don’t see how where the money goes. Please pray for me. …
More prayers posted in: Money
A popular joke tells us about a man whose neighborhood is flooding. The man climbs on his roof and prays that God will save him from the rising waters. Rescue crews come in boats and a helicopter to help, but the man is adamant that he has faith in God’s ability to save him.
The man eventually drowns, and when he arrives in heaven, he questions St. Peter about why God didn’t answer his prayer. Peter responds, “He sent you three boats and a helicopter – what more do you want?”
Does God Want Us To Pray For Money?
The Prayer Rug
Last week I received a strange letter in the mail. It contained a “prayer rug” that I’m supposed to kneel on while asking God to bless me financially, then return to the church. Oh, and I’m also supposed to send the church a donation to enable other people to receive prayer rugs. Now, I’m very supportive of diverse religious beliefs, and I would never dismiss another person’s faith just because it’s different from my own.
But seriously? A piece of paper is going to bring me untold riches, especially if I send money to a church that I’m not even sure is an actual church? Along with the prayer rug, I also received a pamphlet with testimonials from satisfied customers prayer rug recipients. Apparently one lady received $46,000 and paid off all her debts. Another person was able to buy 17 acres of land.
The pamphlet quotes Deuteronomy 28:6, “Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed.” I have to admit, I was kind of tempted to kneel on the prayer rug and ask for money, just to see if it worked. But then I felt like I’d be struck by lightning for treating God like a piggy bank. As I considered this odd letter, though, I realized that some people treat God and prayer that way all the time, only without a paper rug to kneel on.
The Purpose of Prayer
I’m not saying it’s horrible to pray for God’s help. We are all familiar with the apostle Paul’s advice to “pray without ceasing.” But some may be less familiar with Romans 8:26, where Paul states “We do not know how to pray as we should.” For many, prayer has become a self-centered list of all the things we want God to give us, like He’s some kind of genie or divine ATM.
Instead of being thankful for the blessing in our lives and praying for others, sometimes we have a wishlist that would rival a child’s letter to Santa!
In Matthew 6, Jesus teaches us how to pray:
- (6:9) We should give honor to God.
- (6:10) We should pray for God’s will to be done in our lives.
- (6:11) We should pray for our daily needs to be met.
- (6:12) We should ask for forgiveness for our sins, and forgiveness for the sins of others.
- (6:13) We should ask God to keep us from being tempted.
Now where does Jesus tell us to ask for money? Some would argue that verse 6:11 makes it okay; after all, we can’t meet our daily needs for food, shelter, and clothing without a way to pay for it. And I would say that it is perfectly okay to pray for help if you are going without things like food – this post isn’t directed toward those with major needs.
In my own life right now, I am fortunate to be able to meet my needs. The Lord has provided me with a job – not one that I love, but one that pays the bills. My son and I are healthy. I have money in savings in case something goes wrong. So if I prayed for money right now, what exactly would I use it for? To pay off my debt? That would be great, but I’m paying off my debt (slowly) already, and going into debt was a choice. To buy more stuff? That doesn’t really fit in the “needs” category. In my opinion, it would be a slap in God’s face to ask for more when I have so much.
Pray For Money: Why Ask for Something You Already Have?
In the beginning of this post, I mentioned a joke about a man who was so busy looking for God’s help, he missed the help God was trying to send him. Praying for money works the same way. I know what it’s like to wonder how to afford groceries after the bills are paid. I remember the days when I begged the power company not to turn off my electricity before I got paid on Friday. And I know how miserable it is to live that way.
However, I never once starved or went without. Why? Because I already had enough money to do the things I needed to do, and when pushed, I could find ways to access it by giving up non-necessities. God already gave me the skills and knowledge to get a job, as well as a paycheck every two weeks. Is it God’s fault that I was spending money on stuff I didn’t need? Nope.
When I had financial problems, I prayed constantly for something to change. At times, I became frustrated because it seemed God wasn’t answering me. But now I realize He gave me the answers before I even asked – I just had to look within myself to find them.
When I got serious about getting out of debt, I was already blessed in many ways before anything even happened. I was smart enough to figure out what got me into my financial mess in the first place. I was fortunate enough to have help from my parents. I was able to afford internet access, which allowed me to read personal finance blogs and devise a plan.
When I figured out I needed more income and was actually willing to do something about it, I was able to find a second job relatively quickly. Things like this were God’s answers to my prayers.
Back to Prayer
I’m not here to judge other people. I’m the first to admit that I haven’t always used prayer the way I should, especially where money is concerned. And I have no way to know who will read this and what your situation is. However, I can guess that you may be here reading Faithful With A Few because you are dealing with your finances in some way.
If you are going through a tough time, lean on God and your family until things get better. Try praying the way the Bible says we should – from our hearts, not from our empty wallets – and keep praying. I can almost guarantee you will never wake up to find a pile of money on your porch, but I know God has a plan in place to correct your money issues. He doesn’t need to send you a prayer rug or anything else! You have all the tools you need; just pray for the wisdom to use them in a way that honors God and improves your quality of life.
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Is it a sin to ask/pray to God for money?
Q. Hello Sir. I would like to ask you about a more delicate question. Please don’t get me wrong i am not playing a prank or willing to waste your time, i am serious with this question: playing the lottery, are people actually getting rich with it or is it all made up?
Is it a sin to ask/pray to God for money? I am asking because i know someone obsessed with this, and i am worried.
A. Although I am sure that people do win the lotto, the chances are so remote that it can only be pure luck.
It is not a sin to ask for money but life doesn’t really work like that. I will try to explain.
When we ask God for anything, the message actually goes out to one of two groups of angels.
There are positive angels, called the angels of construction and negative angels called the angels of destruction.
Now, black magicians, the illuminati and so on want stuff for themselves. They don’t care about other people so long as they get what they want. So they pray, do ceremonies and all sorts of things to attract the attention of the negative angels in the hopes that these angels will procure for them whatever they desire.
This might be money, power, sexual favors and so on.
Obviously this is evil and those people will pay dearly for the crimes that they do.
But the trick to attract the attention of good angels is not to ask for anything personally. We need to spend our time helping others in whatever way we can, when help is needed. This help may be given to people or to animals.
If you think about it, to ask God for something is exactly what evil people do. So we must do the opposite and ask for help for others.
Then, if we really, gladly, help others, the positive angels look after us.
We look after others and we are looked after.
We may never become rich but the positive angels will see that we always have what we need.
So can you see the difference?
If you ask for stuff for yourself, you invoke the angels of destruction.
If you ask for help for others – and actively help others – you invoke the angels of construction.
The negative angels will let you down eventually. The positive ones will never let you down.
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I hate money.
I hate it because typically, I don’t have enough of it. I budget, I save, I rarely go out to spend it on luxuries I don’t need. And yet, money keeps escaping my account faster than it’s coming in. Keeping money is not an art I’m skilled at.
Yet, the biggest mistake I make with money is asking God to give me a lot of it.
You don’t often hear people say they mess up with their finances in this way. We tend to believe any incorporation of a spiritual element in our finances is the right course of action.
But the problem is, money isn’t always what God’s provision looks like. When we only ask for money, we’re taking a very narrow view of how God might choose to provide for us.
Certainly, “my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” (Phillippians 4:19) but there’s no reason to limit how He will supply our needs.
Maybe it will be with money. Maybe it will be something better.
The other day, my fiancé and I were planning out our expenses, plotting our future together. We were distressed once we saw that we would be making less than expected. Because we typically get over-emotional about anything involving money, we both grew sober and quiet. The only solution we had for our financial problem was to turn to divine assistance.
Later that night, I knelt by my bedside and prayed to God something like this: “Please give us more income. Please allow us to be comfortable in the beginning of our marriage.”
After I said amen, I felt a quick stab of guilt in my gut. I knew there had to be a better way to ask for what I really needed.
What occurred next was a reworking of my perspective on God’s provision. I realized that when I pray to God for money and He doesn’t give it, this doesn’t mean He’s not providing.
Rather, it’s the opposite.
More Money or More God
Too often, we’ve set up money as our solution rather than God. The danger in doing this, is that when it comes to praying for God’s provision, what we can actually end up doing is not praying for God at all. We instead pray for money, man’s solution rather than God’s solution.
And this so often makes us blind to how God truly is providing for us.
Now, for those in more stringent tax brackets, asking for money is not a matter of comfort, but of survival. You might need money, and God’s not against that, because there is a difference between being in need and having plenty (Philippians 4:12).
His financial provision will be evident when we are in need. But when we have enough, His provision won’t necessarily look like more money.
His provision is so much greater than slips of paper. It’s time to catch the bigger picture: That His provision is geared more toward making us better people, not making us more comfortable. It’s our human will that desires comfort, but it’s God’s will that desires change.
After my prayer with God, I knew where I went wrong. I asked God for my solution instead of His. I asked God to be comfortable. I didn’t ask Him to direct this opportunity for His purposes and our holiness. I asked for the easy way out.
The Easy Way Out
Sometimes, we make the mistake of believing God’s provision is the easy way out. We believe God will step into our lives to make it easier, not stretch us for His purposes. This is because we’re hardwired to yearn for stability in this topsy-turvy world. We yearn for comfort, ease and convenience, but God has other plans.
Something odd happened when my fiancé and I struggled with our lack of money. We learned to lean into God more. We learned that money is the quick fix, but not always the fix we need in our lives. And most importantly, we grew closer to each other as trial sealed our bond in deeper partnership.
Ultimately, we discovered that God’s provision isn’t always easy, but it’s always the better plan.
Maybe, we thought, this is the truth God wanted us to arrive at: that money and comfort doesn’t challenge us to become better people. Learning to trust in God and rest in His provision does, however.
The Bottom of the Canyon
We can’t see it yet, from our perspective at the bottom of the canyon. We can only see our solutions plotting the way for our escape from trouble. But from God’s vantage point, His provision—whether it’s financial or not—is the necessary solution to fashion us for His purposes. And His provision looks more like change and growth, not comfort.
I used to think that whenever I faced struggle, God was abandoning us. But now I know, change is God’s way of saying hello. We’re just so deaf with comfort that we believe He’s saying goodbye.
He provides us with change in the hard times, yet we’re so hardwired for comfort that we often miss the battlefield we must tread through to be better people. It’s time to redefine God’s provision to care more for our betterment, and this involves being refined through the struggle.
God’s provision truly does make us into holier men and women. And that’s something money can’t buy.
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