For the month of May, Pope Francis invites us to pray for the world of finance. He hopes that governments and those in charge of finances all around the world work hand in hand to assist the poor.
“Money must serve, not rule!” Pope Francis said in 2015. “The Pope loves everyone, but he is obliged in the name of Christ to remind all that the rich must help, respect, and promote the poor. I exhort you to generous solidarity and a return of economics and finance to an ethical approach which favors human beings.”
In the past year, the economy of many countries has slumped due to the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many lost their jobs, major sources of income, and had struggled to get back up. (Read: Laid-Off Chefs Team up to Start Online Food Business Amid Pandemic)
So, for this month, let us join Pope Francis in prayer for those in the finance world. May they realize their capacity to assist in improving the lives of billions of people in the long run.
Prayer for Wisdom in Daily Financial Decisions
Father, I know that it is Your will that I prosper financially even as my soul prospers. In the name of Jesus, I bind my mind to the mind of Christ, my financial decisions to the will of God, and my emotions to the control of the Holy Spirit.
I resist the temptation to be slothful in business, and I purpose to be prompt about fulfilling my responsibilities with fervency of spirit, serving You. I pray that my integrity and uprightness will protect me, because my hope is in You.
It is my desire to go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society, and to provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. That’s why I pay my taxes, my bills, and respect my leaders. I resist the temptation to run up debts; except for the huge debt of love I owe others.
It is my ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind my own business, and to work with my own hands. I will study to show myself approved in finances and will attend diligently to my financial responsibilities.
Jesus is made unto me by wisdom, and I thank You, Father, for getting godly information—books, tapes, teaching seminars— to me so that I can make wise financial decisions. The slothful person craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
In the name of Jesus, I will be a living witness and a good steward of all that You have given me. Amen.
Prayer from prayers.org.