Do you need prayer for a financial breakthrough?
I bet you will agree that financial trouble is the most common problem that people have.
What if there were secrets that nobody was telling you? What does the Bible say about money and how to get a financial blessing?
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While every situation is different, there are certain financial principles that hold true. There are also principles of prayer that hold true regardless of your specific prayer need.
This article will give you some great insight on prayer for financial breakthrough.
Praying for a financial breakthrough is a great start. However, it is just the start. So, keep reading and you will see what we mean.
7 Quick Secrets of Prayer for Financial Breakthrough
Secret #1: God really does hear and answer prayer.
Yes, God answers prayer. As true believers in Christ, when we come through Him alone, our prayers are heard. Prayer is powerful, and prayer works!
1 John 5:14–15 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.“
Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.“
If you come to God the Father through Christ, then you are openly invited by Him, to offer your prayer for financial breakthrough, or for whatever else you need His help and mercy for.
We serve a living God that desires to bless those that belong to Him. Be assured that your prayers are heard by the Lord. He already knows your situation, and he already has the answer.
Secret #2: God doesn’t always answer the way you want Him to.
Well here is the kicker, right? Often times when Christians come to the Lord with a prayer for financial breakthrough, or anything else, they want God to answer THEIR way. If God’s plan, violates their expectations, then they don’t recognize it as God’s answer.
It is imperative that you understand this point. If you are praying for something, and asking the Lord to answer your prayer, then scripture teaches us that we have to pray “according to HIS will”. This matters because of the unity and agreement that we need with the Lord.
1 John 5:14 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us:“
Praying according to His will means surrendering your own. God is not a puppet that can be controlled. He is not a genie in a lamp that is there to give you your three wishes. He is GOD.
If you are sincerely praying for a financial breakthrough, then you will truly want God’s will to be done in the situation. This is where things can get a little dicey for the Christian.
What if God’s answer is to let things play out according to the Spiritual Law of the Harvest?
The Spiritual Law of the Harvest is:
- You Reap What You Sow.
- You Reap Later Than You Sow.
- You Reap More Than You Sow.
So often our financial troubles are a result of our own bad financial behavior. How should God respond to that?
Are you a responsible steward of your finances? Are you a generous financial giver to the Lord through your local church? By the way, a generous giver means “beyond the average giver.”
A Quick Point About Tithing to Your Local Church –
Many times I have heard some Christians say something like, “well, tithing is not a New Testament Christian practice. Nowhere in the Bible do we see that Jesus or the disciples gave a tithe at all. So it’s not biblical“. Have you heard that?
So, what is the New Testament model and measure of giving? JESUS GAVE IT ALL, AND SO DID ALL OF HIS DISCIPLES! Financially, physically, spiritually….they literally gave it ALL!
So, if you are going to make an issue here, about tithing, and giving generously to the Lord, you might want to rethink your prayer for financial breakthrough.
God doesn’t always answer the way you want Him to. There are biblical financial factors that will always play into the situation, but we will have to save that for another article at another time.
Secret #3: The answer to your prayer might be internal.
1 Timothy 6:6–8 “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.”
Are you praying for a financial breakthrough because you aren’t truly content with where the Lord has you right now? Is it possible that this prayer might be for the wrong reasons?
(If you are going through an unexpected financial crisis that is no fault of your own, then this may not apply to you at this time.)
For everyone else, contentment is a HUGE factor in the Bible. What are we telling God when we aren’t content with what he is providing for us? That He is wrong? That He is making a mistake? That He is mistreating you?
Godliness with contentment is great gain. If the financial problems that you are experiencing are due to an internal discontentment, then the Lord may answer your prayer in an unconventional way.
Perhaps the remedy is to turn up the heat and let you sweat it out until you are purified of discontentment, covetousness, greed, and sense of entitlement. I’m not saying this is the case, but if the shoe fits you know the drill.
Secret #4: There may be deeper spiritual issues that are a higher priority.
Usually a financial crisis will bring out whatever is inside of you. Like a tea bag that is put in hot water, financial pressure can reveal deeper spiritual issues. It can reveal issues of faith, dependence upon God, and self-sufficiency.
Deep spiritual issues can only be drawn out by hard trials that bring them to the surface.
Is it possible that you have been praying for God to do something else, like draw you closer to Him, or bring revival into your life? Perhaps this financial trouble is actually something that God sent your direction to answer those prayers.
If your financial crisis is revealing some deeper spiritual issues for you, or maybe for someone else in your family, then that might need to be dealt with as a priority, before this financial storm can pass.
The idea of “waiting on the Lord” does not mean to sit and do nothing while God works it all out. The concept is that you live obediently to the Lord, and continue to do what you know is right, and trust the Lord to make a way when the time is right.
If you have found yourself in a self-made financial crisis, then there are several things that we recommend you do.
- Pray hard that the Lord will help you to change your bad financial habits.
- Work hard to change your situation, nobody else will do that for you.
- Educate yourself and make a plan to turn things around.
There is always hope! You are not trapped, there is always a way out. Many people in worse financial messes than you, have gone through it. Therefore, you are not alone.
Finally, the prayer for financial breakthrough goes much deeper than you may have thought before you read this article. However, it is our sincere hope that you have been helped by it, and want to encourage you, that it CAN be done.
- Secret #1: God really does hear and answer prayer.
- Secret #2: God doesn’t always answer the way you want Him to.
- Secret #3: The answer to your prayer might be internal.
- Secret #4: There may be deeper spiritual issues that are a higher priority.
- Secret #5: Sometimes the answer is no.
- Secret #6: God loves a cheerful giver.
- Secret #7: Pray hard, Work harder.
There are many other great resources and articles on this website, so we encourage you to take a look around.
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