One of the most frequent prayer requests we receive concerns finances. Are you in debt and wondering how you will ever get out? Do you tithe: do you give? Our God is able to make all grace and earthly blessings come to you in abundance. You have choices; continue present spending habits, or change by believing God’s promises and releasing your faith. Your faith requires action: cut up credit cards, resist advertising that appeals to your emotions. Get financial counseling. A good friend of mine, Zoe Hicks and her husband, proved God by tithing when they were in need, and He opened the windows of heaven. In her book, Dream Catcher, Zoe writes: Whether we are head over heels in debt, striving to reach a financial goal for a future need, in need of money to fulfill a God-given vision, or seeking to use our money creatively to help those who are less fortunate, faith is a powerful ally. Get into the pattern of spending less than you earn and use the excess to pay down debt. Keep seeing yourself as debt free and imagining how great you will feel when you get there. Expect ideas to come to you on how to spend less or earn more or both. (Zoe M. Hicks, Dream Catcher: The Power of Faith, Muncie Indiana, Prayer Point Press, pg. 147 www.dreamcatcherhome.org)
Father, it seems that we never have enough. But I’m here today to ask you to deliver me from financial bondage – from this debt that I’ve accumulated over the years. Forgive me for robbing you of my tithe, and I admit that I’ve been so consumed with my own needs that I haven’t thought about blessing anyone else. I release my faith in You asking the Holy Spirit to help me stand by your promise to supply all my need according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. You are a very present help in trouble, and You are more than enough. I submit to the constant ministry of transformation by the Holy Sprit, and purpose to pray for others who are in debt. Just as you did for Job, you will turn this captivity, and bless me that I might be a blessing to others. In the name of Jesus, I worship You only, and I will have no other gods before me. Amen.
2 Corinthians 9:8