Reading is something that I do whenever I have a free moment. I know, ‘free moment’…what does that mean right? These are the rare moments when nothing else requires your attention and my oh my do I cherish these hard to come by times.
I read positive words each morning from the Bible or a devotional. If time allows, both! Many times, my morning reading touches on something that is active in my thoughts or going on in my life. I thank the Lord for knowing my heart and putting the things that I need to read in those words.
Recently while reading ‘The Word for You Today’, this prayer touched my heart so I am going to share it during this Share Prayer time. Even if the burdens you carry are not financial in nature, this prayer reminds you of the peace the Lord promises in all things. May it touch you as it touched me.
Scripture: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. – Matthew 6:33 (KJV)
“Heavenly Father, Your Word says, ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.’ You are well able to take care of my financial situation; You know what needs to be done.
Direct my steps (See Proverbs 3:5-6). Help me to remember that Your resources are meant to flow freely from the place of abundance to the place of need (See 2Corinthians 8:14). I believe You have a financial plan for my life, and when fear of the future threatens to overwhelm me, I will hope continually and praise You more and more (See Psalm 71:14).
As You walk with me through this crisis and I stay focused on You, You promised to keep me in perfect peace (See Isaiah 26:3). Forgive me for worrying. I cast all my cares on You right now (See 1Peter 5:7)…I don’t have to bear these burdens on my own…I lay then down and receive Your divine rest (See Matthew 11:28).
You promised to supply all my needs (See Philippians 4:19); that it’s Your good pleasure to give me the [blessings and benefits of Your] kingdom (See Luke 12:32). You told me not to worry about anything and instead make my requests known to You with thanksgiving (See Philippians 4:6-7).
I know You’ll take care of tomorrow because You’re Jehovah-jireh, my provider (See Matthew 6:34). You know what I need and when I need it…You’re the God of more than enough (See Ephesians 3:20).
Thank You for meeting my every need, and for the sense of peace and security You’re imparting to me.
In Jesus’ name. Amen”
From Bible Prayers for All Your Needs. (Tulsa, OK: Victory House, 1999) 264-265