A prayer for money problems

By April 15, 2018Articles, Prayers
A prayer for money problems

Bring me the assistance I need to live the life of dignity you desire for me.

With tax day coming up this week, most of us have been coming face to face with our finances … which doesn’t always bring good news.

There are various heavenly intercessors at the ready to help us with financial stress and difficulty.

For example, Our Lady of Good Remedy got this title thanks to her help with financial needs.

When Father John of Matha began his ministry of rescuing and ransoming Christians from the Moors, he had no idea that those captured and imprisoned numbered in the thousands. John needed money — lots of money — to begin “buying” enslaved Christians back from the Moors. He knew in his heart there would be only one way he might have success. He turned his need over to the Blessed Virgin.

Her prompt and thorough assistance led to devotion to her as the Lady of “good remedy” and we, too, can call on her for help.

As well, devotees of the Infant of Prague have found Christ in this manifestation to be a consolation and support in financial difficulties.

This is due to the story surrounding how the Infant Jesus supported those trying to repair the statue when Prague was invaded and the statue was almost lost forever.

A priest discovered it in the rubble of a church and enshrined it in a new oratory. While cleaning the statue the priest heard the Infant Jesus say to him, “Have pity on Me and I will have pity on you. Give Me My hands and I will give you peace. The more you honor Me, the more I will bless you.” When the priest needed more funds to repair the statue the Infant Jesus said to the priest, “Place Me near the entrance of the sacristy and you will receive aid.” What was needed was miraculously provided and the statue was restored.

St. Matthew, the apostle whom Jesus called from his life as a tax collector, is a patron of accountants, and thus another worthy intercessor in financial trials.

Also consider St. Nicholas, who became associated with Christmas as Santa Claus because he provided for the financial needs of young women needing a dowry.

But of course when we’re praying for help with financial situations, we should take advantage of the occasion to examine our hearts. Do we place too much security in money? Are we “poor of heart” as the Beatitudes say we must be?

Pope Francis has warned over and over again about the spiritual dangers that can come with money. With his characteristic sage humor, he likes to say that the “devil comes in through the pockets.”

In an address to business students last year, he encouraged them to learn to “remain free of the fascination with money, of the slavery in which money encloses those who worship it.”

Here’s a prayer adapted from an examination found at the end of Thomas Dubay’s thorough book on this theme, Happy Are You Poor: The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom.

God, enkindle in me a pure and total love for you. Help me to pursue you above all else, that nothing else matters more to me than  you. Remind me that I am a stranger, a nomad, a pilgrim on this earth, destined to dwell in the place you have prepared for me in heaven. May I live in such a way that all who see me realize that my Homeland is not here below. Make me poor in spirit, that I might be a worthy follower of your Son, who had nowhere on this earth to lay his head.

I turn to you in my financial need, aware that you care for the lilies of the field and the sparrows of the air. Bring me the assistance I need to live the life of dignity you desire for me. Provide for my needs, and help me to rest in trusting you. Amen.

23 Comments

  • CHERYL BUSBUS says:

    GOD PLEASE HELP US IN OUR PRESENT FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES. I DON’T ASK FOR EXTRAS JUST ENOUGH TO PAY OUR FINANCIAL OBLIGATION. AMEN

  • Bernard says:

    God please help me with this my life hasn’t been that good I was raised by some nuns and people close have hurt me and I was at a low but came out stronger my financial is a bit poor and seeing these people receiving big cheques on tv I wish one day this will be me a nice win fall into my account.Amen

  • god pls help me to meet financial assistance from you needed for my application…..
    and also for financial family obligations….Amen……

  • Dipti says:

    Jesus bless our finances.Jesus i don’t need anything for myself but provide just enough so that people whom I need to pay donot suffer because of me. Jesus please hear my prayer.

  • Lea says:

    Lord God please help us in our financial difficulties. Amen

  • KenB says:

    Bless us oh Lord,financially that we may become a blessing to everyone around us. Oh mother of good remedy, pray for us for our financial breakthrough. Amen!

  • Remy Ssmortin says:

    God pls help us in our present financial situation i dont ask more i am low but im stronger im not envy with some people i been seen winning in raffles i wish one day they call me to inform me that i win. Thank you so much
    Amen

  • Rochelle molano says:

    Lord I pray for you that help us in all our needs. Keep us away in all dangers. Always keep my childreb safe and sound. Always protect my family in all evil curse. And always give us strength, good health, peace of mine, guidance and blessings. Thank you Lord Jesus. In Jesus name. Amen

  • Oktaviana says:

    Good help our financial.. I want to make my mom happy and our children can finish their education and can be have good future . Thx God please hear Pray and hope from me… Amin

  • Joyce Klockgether says:

    Our Lady of good remedy, I pray for funds to continue to pay for my home, the repairs, the taxes and insurance so I am not a burden to anyone.

  • Mona Bosley says:

    Lord please Bless me with enough finances to get my car fixed I need it to get around and I don’t have enough to pay all my bills l need help in Jesus Name Amen

  • P.moore says:

    Lord please bless me and bless me with money to pay bills and remodel my house . I n Jesus Name

  • aizha says:

    Lord God thank you for everything that you give..pls continue to bless my family my ralatives and to all people who need of your blessing and mercy..bless us oh Lord We thank you and we love you our Lord Jesus christ..Amen

  • Briana says:

    Lord please let me having an ANA bug week at work, protect me, and grig, and my home situation. Just please let the money flow lord. Been a messed up afternoon, aman

  • John says:

    O MOTHER MARY OUR LADY OF GOOD REMEDY I SEEK YOUR INTERCESSION IN MY PRAYER TO OIR LORD JESUS CHRIST THAT HE HELP ME MY CRITICALLY BAD FINANCIAL CRISIS. O MOTHER PLEASE HELP ME TO PAY OFF MY DEBTS .I NEED MONEY JUST ENOUGH TO MAKE ME DEBT FREE. I WANT NO EXTRA MONEY . PLEASE HELP ME TO LIVE A LIFE OF TRUE CHRISTIAN DIGNITY. AMEN

  • april says:

    Lord please help me with my financial difficulties.. just enough to pay for my debts so I can go back home and take care my mother and daughter..

  • Debbie Peter says:

    MOTHER OF GOOD REMEDY please help us in our difficult financial times. We have been trying to sell our house for a year to move closer to our children to help them. My husband had a massive stroke and is totally disabled. Many bills have piled up with no end in sight. In JESUS name, all blessings fliw from GOD AMEN.

  • Karen says:

    Dear Lord, please help me in my financial need. We have so many debts.

  • James says:

    Lord, Im struggling financially right now and only you can provide me the right thing. AMEN!

  • J says:

    Oh God, only you know that all I want is to be able to make enoug to fulfill my financial obligations and provide for my family. Grant us what you see fit for our situation and forget if we have not been diligent enough in the past. Amen

  • Kemi Regina says:

    Holy Mother , please i pray you come to my family rescue on time and help with our finances.These debts are killing me.Mother,Mother help!amen

  • cristina says:

    Our Lady of Good Remedy help me to overcome all of this trials in life …I just need money to pay for my childrens educations and daily needs and to be totally out of debt.. i did not ask any material thing i just ask to survived this situations right now please.. bring me the assistance I need to live life of dignity you desire for me Amen.

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