The following prayer about money was written under more ‘normal’ conditions but is as relevant to us in time of crisis as it was then. Make it your prayer, and then go, and deal with your financial troubles in a way that glorifies our God.

Our Father, to you belong all things (Haggai 2:8). Thank you for what you have given to me for my daily sustenance and joy (Deuteronomy 8:10). Truly, every good gift comes from you (James 1:17).

Forgive me where I cling so tightly to earthly treasures (Matthew 6:19-21). Forgive me for being so easily consumed by earthly anxieties (Matthew 6:25-34). Cleanse me from any love of money (1 Timothy 6:10). Make me neither poor nor rich; give me what is needful for each day (Proverbs 30:8).

Thank you for the wisdom from your Word to correct my thinking about money, and thank you that your Word is always relevant and never impossible to follow (Romans 12:2). Use my money for your purposes. Use my money to test the purity of our affections, to grow your Church, and to make me a source of joy and happiness to those who are suffering.

Father, I long to be a willing, cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7). I long to be prudent, wise, and principled in my finances (Proverbs 27:23-27). Give me the wisdom to excel in prudence, so I can excel also in generosity.

Thank you for the eternal treasure stored up with you that I gain by expending the many earthly treasures you have lavished upon me (Philippians 4:17). Please give me each day my daily bread (Matthew 6:11), and provide for me in all my needs.

Whether than I eat or drink, or whatever I do with our money, may I do it all to Your glory (1 Cor 10:31), Amen.