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Simple Prayers for Times of Financial Stress

prayers for financial stress

Are you in a financial crisis or know someone who is? These simple, Scriptural prayers can help you focus on the One who has promised to be your Provider.

God is the source of every good gift. The entire universe belongs to Him. He offers to strengthen us with His unlimited resources. He withholds no good thing from those who do what is right. (James 1:17, Psalm 24:1, Ephesians 3:16, Psalm 84:10

I pray that God uses these prayers and this time of waiting on Him to grow Your faith in Him as your very present help in times of need.


You are the Almighty God who provides, and I choose to put my hope in You.

Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the LORD will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.” Genesis 22:14

Your love for me is unfailing. Your power and resources are unlimited. I trust that You will move heaven and earth to take care of me.

But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress. Psalm 59:16

I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Ephesians 3:16

God, I believe You will use this trial to show me and others how You are able to transform the ashes of life into something beautiful.

To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

relying on the Good Shepherd in times of financial stress

Thank You, Lord, for being my Shepherd who leads me to the provisions and employment You have prepared for me.

The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need. Psalm 23:1

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27

Thank You, God, for providing me with strength and courage to face uncertain days without fear.

This is my command–be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

Thank You, God, for offering me favor with You and employers that I could never deserve. Your loving kindness and mercy are my greatest treasures.

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Psalm 30:5a

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6

God, I am in great need of employment and steady income. Help me find a job where I can use the talents and personality that You have given me. 

And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 2 Corinthians 9:8

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10

Help me, God, to have a calm and quiet spirit while I wait patiently for Your help.

Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Psalm 37:7a

“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. John 14:11

Help me, God, not to fear but to focus You. Help me to think and talk about what is right, admirable, and worthy of praise.

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3

Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8

Please feel free to add your own prayer or testimony of God providing for you in the comments below.

About Jennifer O. White

I'm a simple wife who has discovered God's amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you've ever imaged.

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  1. Belinda Solis

    Jennifer, I thank GOD for YOU. The prayer guidance you provide and share with all of us are always at the perfect time in our journey, no matter what we are going through. I’ve recently experienced so many of God’s blessings in my life. I am struggling financially (living paycheck to paycheck) but I can testify that GOD has provided ALL of my needs. I have a roof over my head, a job, I never go hungry, my job provides me with health insurance, and just so much more! In December I made my last car payment (Thank God) and now I have committed to give my tithes on my 2nd paycheck each month. I was blessed by a lady at my church who said to me God wanted me to bless you and this is just some of your blessings (she blessed me with $100). She had just confessed that she had doubted how she was going to make it (looking at her bills and her finances brought on a little financial stress) and she immediately asked God to forgive her for doubting Him to provide all her needs just as He always had. God used her to bless me and I trust her obedience and faith in Him will be greatly rewarded. Again, thank you for the lovely prayers you share with us. May God continue to bless you and the work you do for His glory!