Posted by: AJ the Irish Lass | June 18, 2007

Do You Think It Is Wrong to Ask the Lord to Help You with Finances?

Do You Think It Is Wrong to Ask the Lord to Help You with Finances?

No, I don’t think it’s wrong to ask for help, but we should keep a few things in mind when praying for finances (or anything else):

1. We should always submit to God’s will in prayer. (Luke 22:42)

2. A prayer like Jesus taught us in the Lord’s Prayer (give us today our daily bread, Matthew 6:11)is a good model of how to pray for financial needs. God will give us what we need for each day if we ask Him. However, a prayer that I’ve actually heard in real life, which I think is unreasonable, is someone promising God they will do all these great things for Him if He allows them to win the lottery. I don’t think this shows good faith or obedience to the will of God.

3. There is nothing wrong, I think, with praying about specific financial problems, but we should also be open to other blessings from God that we may overlook. Sometimes, even a non-specific prayer is good, such as the one prayed by Jabez, Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request. (1 Chronicles 4:10, NIV)

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