Did you know that the Lord has promised you the money to do every good work that there is? True story! And today, I want to share a sample prayer with you–a prayer for money to do whatever the good thing in your heart is!
Now, not every work is a good work; but everything that is good and Biblical and the Lord lays on your heart to do, He will provide for. He said so, and His Word is true!
Here’s His promise:
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8).
Again, remember that not every work is a good work.
For instance, let’s say you have an adult child who continually asks you for money and won’t get a job. Those actions don’t line up with God’s Word, so even though giving that child money may be something your HEART wants to do, it’s not the loving thing to do so. Giving them money actually enables them to continue disobeying God. In that case, giving that person money is not a good work.
But, let’s say that you desire earnestly to further the Kingdom (in your life or someone else’s).
Perhaps it’s in your heart to:
- start tithing if you’re not a tither yet;
- get out of debt;
- pay off your house;
- launch your ministry website;
- plant a church;
- bless your parents;
- send your child to Christian school;
- move into a safer neighborhood;
- or even help a single mom who is working and doing all she can–but can’t quite put enough groceries on the table.
THOSE are good works, for they line up with God’s Word! So what happens if you don’t have the money to do those things?
Well, if it’s in your heart to do and it’s a good work, then God has promised to provide for it.
So as soon as you realize that you have a good work in your heart and need provision, you hit your knees! You go to the Lord in prayer, day in and day out, reminding Him of His Word in 2 Corinthians 9:8, and insisting that He perform His Word in your life!
Faith like that pleases God.
Faith like that moves mountains. And our Papa in Heaven will answer that prayer of faith by providing all you need to perform every good work. I know, for He has convicted me of this so powerfully and shown Himself mighty on behalf of our ministry when we claim this promise.
For instance, this year alone, He has provided for all of us in this community–YOU–to:
- Reach people for Jesus over 1.5 million times through our primary website (FromHisPresence.com) alone;
- Launch a Spanish version of our website;
- Send over a dozen kids to evangelistic camp;
- Provide a charter bus for those kids to get to camp;
- Provide a paid-for vehicle for a pastor in need;
- Fully fund and provide nearly $11,000 worth of video and broadcasting equipment for a church in need;
- Pay thousands of dollars toward a paid-for meeting space for a local church revival;
- Fund retired pastors for their continued ministry, even after a church is no longer paying them; and SO MUCH MORE that I can’t even talk about for people’s privacy reasons.
I didn’t have the money myself to do ANY of those things. But you know what? Every time the Lord has shown me something new He wants us to do, He has dropped what I call a “faith bomb” in my spirit. And when the faith to step out shows up, we’ve gone to praying and believing–and He has sent the money.
He’ll do the same for you. What good work is in your heart today for which you need money?
Need to pay your child’s Christian school tuition? Need to pay your rent or your electric bill? Or maybe your heart is burning to bless somebody?
God will do it.
If you’re ready to pray in faith over your own need, then pray this sample prayer for money to do every good work:
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I come before You in Jesus’ name. Father God, I love You. I thank You that every good and perfect gift comes from above–from You, Lord–for You are the Father of lights, in whom there is no shadow of turning. You are consistent, reliable, and FAITHFUL. You always have been, and You always will be.
Father, You’ve brought me too far to doubt You now. I BELIEVE YOU, ABBA FATHER. I believe You. I believe what You say. I believe You do what You say You do. I believe You provide on time. You always have, and You always will. Thank You for that, Father.
Father, I do thank You.
I don’t ever want to ask and ask and ask, without also acknowledging all the wonderful things You have already done for me. You are good, and Your mercies endure forever. You woke me up this morning, clothed and sane. You put food on my table, clothes on my back, and You have provided everything I need. You always show up on time.
Thank You, Father.
Father, I want to remind You of Your Word today.
In 2 Corinthians 9:8, You said that You are able to make all grace abound toward me; that I, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. Father, I love that promise. It’s amazing. It demonstrates Your heart toward me, Your heart of love for the world, and Your amazing generosity. You amaze me, Abba Father.
And Lord, since You said You would provide for every good work, I lift up (insert the good work you have in your heart to do) to you today.
Father, You said that, whatever I do, I should do as to the Lord, not to men. Lord, I want to do this for You. I want to see Your will on the earth in every area, but especially this one today.
So Father, please help me.
Abba Father, I ask that right now You would provide the money I need–this very day. Please send it now. If I’m supposed to do anything specific to receive it, then show me what that is and help me do it. If I’m only supposed to sit back and rest while You send the money I need, then show me that too.
Father, I can’t do this without You–but I don’t have to. I can do ALL THINGS through Christ who strengthens me. You give me power to do this; You provide the funding; and You do it through me. Thank You, Father, that Your promises are “yes and amen.”
Father, glorify Your own name through and in this good work.
Thank You that it’s by Your grace–Your abundant grace. Thank You that I have ALL sufficiency in ALL things. Thank You that I have an abundance for this work and every other good work too.
Thank You, Father. I receive it in the name of Jesus, and I bless Your holy name for it. Thank You. I love You, Lord, and I thank You for hearing and answering my prayer.
In Jesus’ name, amen.”
My friend, if you have a good work in your heart to do, our loving Papa God will provide for it.
He promised, and every word that He speaks is true. Believe it, claim the promises, and receive it!
Did you feel faith rise up in you when you prayed this prayer for money to do every good work? If so, leave a comment below! I love hearing from you!