Prayer for Sowing Into Effective Ministries:
Matthew 13:1-8 "13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2 And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3 And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. 5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, 6 but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. 7 Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8 Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."
I come to you today with a humble heart and a hopeful spirit. I ask for your guidance and wisdom as I seek to plant the seeds of my finances, so that they may grow and flourish. I know I can’t outgive you. You gave the ultimate gift to mankind–I want to have that giving spirit. I pray today that I will always remember how much God loves me, how much he wants to give me good things, and how much he has already given me through Jesus Christ.
Grant me the strength and discipline to make wise choices with my money, and the patience to wait for the harvest that will come from my hard work and dedication. Help me to trust in your plan for my life, and to use my financial resources to serve you and others. As I plant my finances and time into the Kingdom, I ask that you multiply the results, bringing souls to Christ. Give me guidance on which ministries to sow into. I want to be a wise steward of my time and resources so please give me clear direction in areas where my giving will be best used.
Bless me with abundance and prosperity, so that I may live a life of abundance and abundance, and use my wealth to make a positive difference in the world.
Thank you for your love and guidance. Amen.
Malachi 3:10 “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.”
Prayer for Wise Use of My Talents and Resources:
John 4:37 For in this case the saying is true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’
Heavenly Father, thank you for the blessings that you have given me. I never want to take this for granted. I want to be a good steward of the resources and talents you have given me. There are so many options on which ministries I can support. Please guide me to the ministries which are truly advancing your Kingdom.
I ask that you guide me in the way I should give of my finances. I want to have a generous heart and to always remember that everything I have is from you. Please show me which ministries have a pure heart. I realize ministries have operating expenses and salaries. Help me find the ones that allocate a fair amount of their donations to overhead but with the majority of donations going into your work. Lord, I know it is easy to become cynical when it comes to ministries which have shed a negative light on these groups. Keep my heart clean as you guide me through this process of identifying where to sow seeds.
Lord, I’m also asking that you show me ministries where I can plant my talents. I know it is important to remember that sowing good seeds in God’s work is not only about giving money but also about giving of myself in time, talents, and love. I want to live a life that is aligned with God’s plan and purpose for you. I have much to offer in the way of volunteering. Lead me to groups where my talents will be best used.
May my giving of time and finances bring glory to your name, and may it be used to further your work in the world. We trust in your provision, and pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Ecclesiastes 11:6 “Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.”