How to Get Your Financial Prayer Requests Answered
God Blesses Those Who Give
God desires to bless you financially. He has more than enough to bless all of us. We just need to follow certain steps and He will answer our financial prayer requests.
Are you praying for a new job, money to pay bills, money to pay your mortgage, college tuition, a business venture or any other kind of financial need?
I am a living witness that God will answer your prayers. In this article, I’m going to share a few tips on how you can get your financial prayer requests answered. I am also going to share how God answered my prayer requests.
God Will Bless Your Finances When You Pay Your Tithes & Offering
Paying tithes is an act of faith. As children of God’s Kingdom, He wants us to pay 10% of our income (or increase). So, let’s say that you receive $1,000. The tithe that you pay to your church is $100.
There are many people who will totally disagree with this statement. Some people believe that tithing ended during the Old Testament years. They are sadly mistaken.
The Bible says: "Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings." -Malachi 3:8
Then verse 9 reads:
"Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation." -Malachi 3:9
When we don’t pay our tithes, we are robbing God. As a result, we experience financial hardship. It’s important to note that when we fail to tithe, it could also affect other aspects of our lives (health, family, etc.). The return on your tithing investment doesn’t always have to be money.
For instance, let’s say that you need $7,000 to pay for a bill. You do not have that money in the bank. You can’t take out a loan and you have just been laid off. However, you have paid your tithes consistently. You have prayed and asked God to provide for you. You are full of faith.
God may not give you the money to pay the bill. He may decide to touch the heart of the bill collector to write off the bill. God works in mysterious ways!
This happened to me. I owed $3,000 for a bill. I paid tithes consistently during this period of my life. I prayed and asked God to provide me with the money to pay.
When I called to confirm the full amount I really owed, the bill collector said that I didn’t have to pay. He put me on hold and removed the debt from his computer.
I didn’t miraculously receive a blank check in the mail from an anonymous person. I didn’t get a raise or a second job. God touch the heart of the bill collector on that day. The bill collector decided to remove the debt for good.
Not Paying Tithes Causes Financial Loss (My Experience – Not Good!)
I’m not embarrassed to admit; there was a time that I robbed God of my tithes. I would receive my pay and not give God His portion. I would say, “If I pay tithes, I won’t have enough to pay my bills.”
Then something would go wrong in my life.
I would lose a job and not be able to pay any bills. I remember one time, I had stopped paying tithes altogether because I assumed that I couldn’t afford to pay. Then one day, something happened to my bank account.
I was in a situation where the bank put a hold on my account. I had a negative balance of $200. There is nothing worse than discovering your bank account is -$200 (or any amount).
At this point, I was pulling my hairs out.
I was on the phone with the bank's customer service department for what seemed like an hour. I pleaded with them to rectify my account. They didn’t offer to resolve the issue.
Unfortunately, during this time in my life, I wasn't trusting God as my provider. I was trusting more in the bank and people.
I went to bed that night worrying about my financial situation. I prayed like never before, but deep inside, I felt God telling me, “The answer is no.”
I would pray again, “Lord, please bless me with money. I really need your help! Please Lord!” Then I would hear Him say almost like a whisper, “No,” once again.
I couldn’t understand why I kept having financial problems. Then one day, it dawned on me that I was suffering because I wasn’t paying tithes consistently.
I knew the importance of paying tithes in the past, but I didn't understand. I just allowed fear and doubt to creep into my life.
I asked God to please forgive me. He forgave me. Then He eventually blessed me to come out of the financial problem.
Unfortunately, this wasn’t the first time I suffered financially. It took me years to understand the importance of paying tithes.
When I finally decided to pay tithes (no matter what), God would always provide for me. I had money to buy food every week. I had money to pay bills. However, there were still some things that I needed to accomplish.
One day I prayed to Jesus. I asked Him to help increase my income. I needed a breakthrough like never before. The money that I was earning wasn’t enough to accomplish all of my goals.
The economy was bad and the job market in the town I live in was bleak. I just needed a financial blessing.
As I was walking to my bedroom, God said, “You have to sow a seed of faith.”
In other words, If I wanted my financial prayers to be answered, I needed to give to the less fortunate (after paying tithes).
I have learned that when you are obedient with tithing and you give extra to the less fortunate (poor families or financially struggling families), you are guaranteed a financial blessing.
When Will God Bless You Financially?
Keep in mind, God’s time is not our time. It could be tomorrow, next week, next month, next year or longer. There is no way to tell when He will bless you. However, I can assure you that He will supply your financial needs.
You won’t have to worry about having a roof over your head because He will supply. You don’t have to worry about food or clothes because He will supply.
Don’t Worry About Your Finances – God Knows and He Will Supply
In Matthew 6:25 - 32 God tells us that when you have faith in Him, you don't ever have to worry about food, clothes, shelter, etc.. Jesus will provide.
Then in verse 33 and 34 He says:
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Receive More Financial Blessings When You Pay Beyond The 10% Tithe
When you give to others who are less fortunate (after paying your tithes), God will begin to pour out His blessings upon you. I am also a living witness.
When God gave me the idea to sow a seed (or give)into the lives of the less fortunate, my financial situation changed almost instantly.
After paying tithes one week, I gave money to a struggling family. It wasn’t even a large amount of money. The amount you give to a struggling family could be $5, $20, $100 or more. Sometimes God will lead a person on what amount of money to give.
How I Received My Financial Breakthrough
The next day, I received a phone call from someone who wanted to give me $2,000. That was more than enough to accomplish what I needed to accomplish that week. This is a long way from hearing God say, "No," to my financial prayer request!
The moment I received the money, I felt the love of God pour over me like warm oil. He took the time out to fulfill my needs.
When you give from your heart (consistently) and you trust ONLY in God as your provider, I guarantee you will be blessed financially. There is no other God that will fulfill your need. You just got to trust and give and He will provide your financial need.
The following scripture is true:
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” -Luke 6:38”
Do You Need a Financial Blessing?
Here are a few tips on how to receive your financial blessings:
1. Give God 10% of everything you earn.
Give a 10th of this tithe to your church.
2. Give money to a poor or financially struggling family.
This can be money, food, school supplies for children.
3. Trust God as your provider.
You must trust God as your provider 100%. Don’t rely on your job, business or anyone else - just God. This shows Him that you love Him and rely on Him for all of your financial needs.
4. Pray daily for your finances.
Make sure you pray daily that God will provide your needs. Pray without ceasing/
5. Praise Him and Thank Him.
After you pray, make sure you thank Him for providing for your financial needs. You have to thank Him as if you already received your financial blessing. I learned to do this and it works!
Luke 6:38 reads: "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
When you praise God and thank Him for answering your prayers BEFORE you receive the answer - that is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen.
6. Read scriptures daily about financial blessings.
Read and meditate on scriptures about financial blessings from God. For example, when I need help financially, I like reading the following scripture of faith:
"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." -Luke 11:9
God is Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide).
God wants to bless us. All we have to do is trust in Him and give. He loves us. He will fulfill your financial need. I have tried and trusted Him for my financial needs. If He can bless me, He can bless you!
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