Do you need to pray for a breakthrough in your finances? In these times of uncertainty in our world, our economy may be experiencing a decline, but we can powerfully pray for God to provide for our needs. This also includes our finances.
There is not a single area in our lives that God does not deeply care about, and he desires that we take every need, care, and concern to him in prayer.
How to Pray for a Breakthrough in your Finances
As I discussed in the blog post on praying for a breakthrough in our lives, a breakthrough is simply a change that desperately needs to happen in our lives. When we pray for a breakthrough in our finances, we can boldly ask God to change our financial situations according to his will.
Perhaps you or a loved one was recently laid off from a job. Maybe you or someone you love is unable to work because of a medical condition. Whatever the reason for your need for a financial breakthrough, we can pray that God’s will be done in our lives, and that he will be honored in our financial decisions.
Here are 51 Scriptures about money and stewardship that we can use to pray for breakthrough in our finances. Let’s pray!
Remember that God Owns it All
As you begin to pray for financial breakthrough, remember that God owns it all. He powerfully spoke this world into existence, and he owns cattle on a thousand hills (Psalm 50:10).
Think of all the precious stones, diamonds, rubies, and pure gold that there is on the earth. God owns it all because he is the Creator of it all! Whenever we feel a sense of lack in our own lives, all we need to do is remember that our Abba Father has everything we need!
Take a look at these powerful Scriptures:
The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it.Psalm 24:1
For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Hebrews 3:4
‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord of hosts. Haggai 2:8
“For every beast of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.” Psalm 50:10
“Who has given to me that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.” Job 41:11
O Lord, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your possessions. Psalm 104:24
When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. Acts 4:24
Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone. 1 Chronicles 29:12
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you created the heavens and the earth, and everything in them. Both riches and honor come from you, and you own everything! Help me to remember everything I need comes from you.
You are a gracious God, and you willingly give and provide all that I need. Amen.
Pray to be a Good Steward over your Finances
Not only does God own everything, but he graciously put us in charge of taking care of the earth.
The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, but the earth He has given to the sons of men. Psalm 115:16
After God created the amazing world we live in, he charged Adam and Eve to be faithful stewards over the earth, to fill the earth and rule over it with wisdom and authority (Genesis 1:28).
Biblical stewardship is defined as utilizing and managing all of God’s resources in a way that honors and glorifies him (source).
How are we managing the resources God has already given us? Are we faithfully stewarding what he has given us with diligence and discipline? Take a look at these powerful Scriptures on how we are to manage our finances.
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce…Proverbs 3:9
If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? Luke 16:11
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Timothy 5:8
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. Proverbs 10:4
You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:18
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it. Proverbs 13:11
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it. Ecclesiastes 7:12
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. Proverbs 19:17
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you have entrusted me to manage and steward my finances with wisdom and diligence. Help me to grow in wisdom as I seek to honor you through my finances. Help me to budget my money well, work hard, and save the resources you have given to me. Amen.
Pray to be a Cheerful Giver
Since God owns everything and has entrusted what he has to us, we can truly give with a grateful heart, because we serve a wonderfully generous God!
Even in times of financial difficulty and hardship, a heart that gives out of gratitude and thankfulness will be richly rewarded. Take a look at these Scriptures on giving with a grateful heart.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.2 Corinthians 9:7
“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. Matthew 6:2
Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Luke 6:30
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Proverbs 3:27
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:11
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:30
“But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. 2 Chronicles 29:14
Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. Deuteronomy 15:10
Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that he has given you. Deuteronomy 16:17
Prayer: Lord, because you have freely given to me, help me to freely give back to you and to those around me. Even in the midst of financial difficulty in struggle, help me to wisely and generously give to those who are in need.
Your Word says that a generous person will prosper, and whoever refreshes those will be refreshed (Proverbs 11:25). Thank you that I can give from the fullness and abundance that you have given to me. Amen.
Pray for God’s Provision
When we realize that God owns everything and graciously desires to give to us, we can boldly pray for God’s provision in our lives! His Word promises to meet our needs.
Take a look at these verses on God’s provision:
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. Matthew 6:31-32
I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. Psalm 37:25
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11
The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Psalm 34:10
Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! Luke 12:24
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God for help, and wander about for lack of food? Job 38:41
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence… 2 Peter 1:3
Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:7
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you graciously provide all my needs according to your riches in glory (Philippians 4:19). Thank you that I am worth more than many sparrows. If you provide for the birds of the air, help me to trust that you will provide and meet the needs of me and my family.
Thank you Lord, that I can trust you to provide for me. Amen.
Pray for Eternal Rewards
Now that we know that we can confidently pray for God’s provision in our lives, we also must remember that the material blessings and wealth on this earth is not all there is to live for.
For those of us who are part of the family of God, bountiful eternal rewards await us in heaven that far exceed anything we could ever ask or imagine on this earth. As we patiently wait for the Lord’s physical provision in our lives, we can confidently await the eternal blessings we will inherit through Christ!
Take a look at a few of these verses below:
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.2 Corinthians 5:10
“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. Revelation 22:12
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ Matthew 25:21
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12:33-34
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:3-4
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you are preparing a place for me in glory! Help me to remember that the material and physical things of this world is not all there is. When I meet you face-to-face, I will inherit all of the eternal blessings from your Word.
What a wonderful day that will be! Help me to Faithfully serve you on this earth, knowing that I will inherit eternal rewards that are beyond my wildest imagination.
I pray that I will one day hear you say, “Well done good and faithful servant.” Amen.
As you continue to pray for breakthrough in your finances, I pray that you will hold on to the powerful truths that God owns everything, that he has graciously given us stewardship over the earth, and that we can give freely with a heart of gratitude.
Our own financial breakthroughs can happen when we imitate the heart of God and give freely to others, and remember that our God will meet our needs. As we patiently wait on God, may we all take comfort in the truth that we will inherit eternal rewards that will far exceed any monetary gain here on earth.
What a wonderful hope we have through Christ! I pray that these Scriptures give you encouragement and strength to continue to pray with power and perseverance!
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