Prayer for Finances

A number of people who have gone through Release the Power of Psalm 91, our free mini-course, have written me regarding financial problems:
“How to pray?”

I took the situation to the Lord, asking for advice. “How do you give a simple answer to something that could take a volume to explain in Scriptural terms?”

The Lord kindly returned a simple prayer.

In fact, it was so simple as to be almost embarrassing. (I’m quite wordy, if you haven’t noticed!)

Simple, but powerful! I began to get feedback from folks and gave glory to God for their breakthroughs. Breakthrough came rather quickly considering God is not on our timetable.

Details were somewhat similar:
Payments that had been held up came through.
Money denied was released and given over.
Contested inheritance came through.
We’re talking large sums of money!

Two days ago a friend called me to report that all the financial stress they were in had been settled. The final word had just come from her accountant. She is getting an $8000 tax refund. She is incredulous. She was expecting to have to pay; and, she has never gotten a return before!

I hung up the phone, praising God, and decided I need to share this prayer more broadly. So here we go.

The prayer is based on Zechariah 4:6-7.
Zerubbabel has struggled to build the temple amid all many and means of problems. An angel comes with encouragement and wisdom:
This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel:
“Not by might nor by power but by My Spirit”
says the Lord of Hosts.
Who are you great mountain?
Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain!
And he shall bring forth the capstone
With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”

Basically, the message to Zerubbabel and to us is that some problems are beyond our ability to fix, no matter how powerful or talented we may be. Where our power fails, the task is completed by the Spirit of the Lord. He gets credit. We do not!

So here is the prayer in all its simplicity:
Lord, this day I take authority over the thief regarding (the situation)
(John 10:10)
And, I shout “Grace, grace!” to this mountain. (Zechariah 4:6-7)

How to pray it:
Pray it each day, taking authority over the thief for this day.
Any time during the day when the situation comes to mind, pray the prayer again.
Pray this instead of fretting.

Part of the power of this prayer:
Recognizing and confessing that the problem is too big for you, but manageable by God is a big step. You roll the burden of the problem onto the Burden Bearer, just as Jesus instructed. (Matt 11:30)

As you repeat the prayer instead of allowing fear to grip you, your mind is renewed. You begin to think like God regarding the situation. This increases faith tremendously and when you have faith the size of a mustard seed, “you will say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there’, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matt 17:20)

Glory to God! This is where we are called to be. If you need more encouragement, read
Faith, a good intro to the topic.

For a power tool to help you stay focused on God's goodness and faithfulness to you, use
No Storm Too Great, a CD set of scripture prayer based on Psalm 91.