Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Scriptural Prayers for Your Finances #1

Everywhere you turn you hear of hardships especially in the finance area. I came across these and wanted to share. The first part is on Sound Thinking.

Ownership. Lord, You own the world and everything in it. All that I have belongs to You (Ps. 24:1; 1Chron. 29:14,16).

Material blessings. Thank You, God of creation for all the goodthings You've richly provided for our enjoyment--for food, clothing, and home; for entertainment and "toys" for ____________(list your specific blessings). Help me hold onto these things loosely, honoring You by using them for Your eternal purposes (1 Tim.4:4, 6:17; 1 Cor. 7:30-31).

God's generosity. Thank You, Father for the indescribable gift of Your Son! Thank you that Your divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him (2Cor. 9:15; 2 Pet. 1:3).

Gratitude. Lord, as I come to know You and Your ways, I am continually grateful for all things and for every circumstance--even the difficulties You allow for my growth. I will give You thanks everyday. Today I'm grateful for ____________________________________(Eph. 5:20; 1Thess.5:18; Job 1:21).

Contentment and trust. Father, forgive me for worrying that I might not have enough to live on. I see evidence of Your faithfulness all around me. I choose now to stop worrying and instead to ask You for __________________(tell Him what you need). Thank You for always providing exactly what I need (Mt. 6:25-31; Prov. 30:8-9; Phil. 4:6, 19).

Lordship. I resolve never to trust in wealth or to let it master me. you are my only Master (Ps.49:12,16-17; Prov. 11:28; Mt 6:24).

Scriptural Prayers for Your Finances by Brian Smith

Pass these along to friends and family who may be struggling with their finances or copy them for yourself. This is a subject that is hard to talk about. Why do we have such pride sometimes? We should put our faith and trust in HIM to provide for us. Sometimes easier said than actually done. Coming soon.....Sound Living.

13 comments:

DeeDee said...

those are good verses..
Great post..
Hope you have a good day - watch out for pranks :)

Tracy said...

These are wonderful, Darlene! Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

Tricia said...

Those are good Darlene! Thanks for sharing!

Blessings!

Krista said...

Those are really good! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great night!

Cheryl said...

These are great. Thanks for sharing!

How are you doing?

Cheryl

Karen said...

I haven't seen these before....they are very inspiring words that need to be shared with many.

Christina said...

This was a great post. I am printing it out right now. What a good reminder for these difficult times. I truly think more people would help those in financial need if only that need was made known. I don't think it is anything to be ashamed of. We all have needs. All kinds including financial.

Krista said...

Hey Darlene! Come by and visit. I have a new look. I am so excited about it.

Have a great weekend.

Melanie said...

These are great, Darlene! So glad you shared them with us.

Meredith said...

Thank you Darlene. These are always helpful in good and bad times. Alan and I have tried to be obedient and hope to one day soon blog about being debt free--these verses are encouragement to stay on the path!!

Laurie Ann said...

Great verses! I love these.

DeeDee said...

Hey... thanks so much for your support and prayers for us (and Jon) as we get ready for this coming deployment
You are a blessing!

Denise said...

This is really great.