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Day 17 of 40 Days of Prayer

March 22, 2018

Day 17

Be Aware of Cautions about Growing Indebtedness


When we put Christ and His Word as The

‘Master in Charge’ of our Finances, He Takes Far Better Care of Us than the

‘Master Charge’ (card) ever did!



Help us to let you be the Master that controls our finances so that we can be free from financial bondage and debt and live a life of freedom and genrosity.  We know you have given us Your Spirit to fill us, but you cannot fill us with Your Spirit if our hearts are already filled with “Self”.  Help us to allow Your Spirit to guide and lead us in all things, for we do know, that is where You will work in us and through us to accomplish Your Kingdom Purpose. Saturate us, Lord, with Your peace, love, and joy.


In Jesus’ name,


Day 17 of True Inspiring Stories

God's Provision for a Woman with a 35% Car Loan


A single woman named, Jan, was having serious financial problems.  One of her debts was a car loan with a 35% interest rate.  She began to take financial classes at a church to help get out of the financial mess she was in.  During the class she discovered the importance of giving to God first whenever she got paid.  The church was able to help her return the car to the loan company and get her debt 100% cancelled.  We were then able to find someone in our church to freely donate to Jan a dependable used car.  She always referred to this car as "God's car" and she offered to go and freely give rides to anyone who needed a ride to church.  She went from financial bondage to financial freedom and generosity.


Think about, discuss or pray about the verses below that relate most to your life:


Romans 13:7-8 Give to everyone what you owe them…Pay all your debts, except the debt of love for others. You can never finish paying that!

Psalms 37:21 The wicked borrow and never repay, but the godly are generous givers.

Proverbs 21:5 Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.


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Day 16 of 40 Days of Prayer

March 21, 2018


Day 16

Where God Guides, He provides…

What God orders, He pays for.

God’s work, done in God’s way,

Never lacks God’s supply.


Help us to follow your proven pattern of giving that results in so many blessings: wisdom and order in our finances, reminders that You already own it all and loan it all, allows us to experience just how creative You are in Your provisions, and encourages us to continually Trust You more.   

In Jesus’ name,


Day 16 of True Inspiring Stories

Factory Worker’s $500 Miracle Bonus


A 3-year-old church had a chance to buy a $2-million-dollar building for only $500,000 if they could come up with the money in 90 days. The church leadership told everyone in to be watching for unexpected financial provisions in their life during this 90-day period. A factory worker, named Mike, thought it was useless for them to tell people to look for unexpected monies so people could give generously to the building project. But the next week, Mike’s factory foreman called him into the office and gave Mike an envelope. Mike thought it was a pink slip saying he was getting laid off or fired. But instead, it was a $500 bonus for his good work. Mike couldn’t believe it. He had never heard of anyone in his factory getting a bonus before. Mike joyfully gave all $500 to the 90-day building fund project.


Think about, discuss or pray about the verses below that relate most to your life:


1 Chronicles 29:1-9 Then King David turned to the entire assembly…The work ahead of (Solomon) is enormous, for the Temple he will build is not just another building--it is for the LORD God himself. Using every resource at my command, I have gathered as much as I could for building the Temple of my God.

Now there is enough gold, silver, bronze, iron, and wood, as well as great quantities of onyx, other precious stones, costly jewels, and all kinds of fine stone and marble. And now because of my devotion to the Temple of my God, I am giving all of my own private treasures of gold and silver to help in the construction. This is in addition to the building materials I have already collected for his holy Temple.

I am donating…gold…and silver… Now then, who will follow my example? Who is willing to give offerings to the LORD today?”

Then the (leaders)…all gave willingly…they gave…gold…gold coins… silver… bronze… iron… and precious stones… The people rejoiced over the offerings, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the LORD, and King David was filled with joy

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Day 15 of 40 Days of Prayer

March 20, 2018

Day 15

Don’t Let the Desire for More Become a

Destructive Force to your Life and Faith

It’s not the high cost of living; it’s the cost of living

too high that gets most of us in trouble.


Help me to prefer obedience to making money. Turn me away from wanting any other plan than yours. Revive my heart toward you. Reassure me that your promises are for me, for I trust and revere you. (Ps. 119:36-38)

In Jesus’ name,


Day 15 of True Inspiring Stories

God Knows How Many Hairs are on Your Head and Your Bus Number, Too!


Bob first started giving to God when he was in his mid-30s. At first, he was scared to start doing this, but as time went on he discovered how faithful God could be in providing for his needs. One day he was completely broke and couldn’t even afford to purchase the bus pass he needed to get back and forth to work. As he was sitting at his desk feeling sorry for himself, the phone rang and a woman in another department asked Bob if he knew anyone that needed a week’s bus pass for bus #47. Bob said, "That’s my bus #, and yes, I need a bus pass!” He was amazed. Bob was learning to give to God first when he got paid, and he was experiencing God as his faithful provider. He told everyone that God even knew his bus #!


Think about, discuss or pray about the verses below that relate most to your life:

I Timothy 6:9-10 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.  Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Ecclesiastes 5:10,12 Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income…The abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep.

Proverbs 20:21 Quick wealth is not a blessing in the end.

Proverbs 11:24 It is possible to give freely and become more wealthy, but those who are stingy will lose everything.

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Day 14 of 40 Days of Prayer

March 19, 2018

Day 14

Don’t Live for this Life,

But for your Heavenly Home


Our real worth is what will be ours in eternity.

Dear God,


You desire our obedience in every area of our lives. And You are certainly most worthy of that obedience in everything. Please give us hearts that long to please You.  Give us hearts that hunger for Your Word and Your truth.

We pray that You will help us thoroughly examine our hearts, minds, and our motives. 

Search us and expose any pride, jealousy, greed, materialism, and worldliness we have there.  We are often tempted to love things and use people – when You want us to love people and use things. Forgive us and help us love what You love and hate what You hate. Help us use money wisely and help us to seek to use it for Your kingdom and for the purposes You desire us to.


Help us cultivate thankful hearts that focus on good things and contentment in what we have in the moment.


In the Name of Christ,


Day 14 of True Inspiring Stories

Slaying the Dragon


A man named Don was a wealthy businessman and a very generous man. One day a friend asked Don, “Why are you so generous to the LORD’s work?” He said, “It helps me slay the dragon.” I asked, “What dragon?” He said, "In America the dragon of materialism breathes down our necks every day. The fiery message from this dragon is that we cannot be content unless we keep spending more and more money on the latest, greatest, newest, and shiniest stuff." Don said, "The only way he knew how to fight this dragon was to be a faithful and generous giver. Every time he took out his pen to write out a check to the LORD's work, it was like taking a sword and telling the dragon to back off. Don used his giving to tell the dragon that he belonged to God and that everything he had came from God.


Think about, discuss or pray about the verses below that relate most to your life:


Luke 16:9 (Jesus said) “I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.”

Hebrews 11:13-16 These men of faith…agreed that this earth was not their real home but that they were just strangers visiting down here…they were looking forward to their real home in heaven. If they had wanted to, they could have gone back to the good things of this world.  But they didn’t want to. They were living for heaven.  And now God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has made a heavenly city for them.

Hebrews 13:14,16  For this world is not our home; we are looking forward to our everlasting home in heaven…Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have.

Hebrews 11:10 (Abraham) was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

1 Corinthians 3:12-15 If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

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Day 13 of 40 Days of Prayer

March 18, 2018


Day 13

Living for Your Own Satisfaction is Dangerous

Your use of money shows what you think of God.

Day 13 of True Inspiring Stories

The Penny

A few years back, a woman and her husband were invited to spend the weekend at the husband’s employer’s home. The wife was delighted to have a little glimpse into how the very wealthy live. The husband’s employer was a very generous host, and treated them like royalty rather than employer to employee.  As they were walking into a restaurant to have dinner, the employer, slightly ahead of the couple, stopped suddenly, and looked down on the pavement for a long, silent moment.  There was nothing on the ground except a single old penny that someone had dropped. Still silent, the man reached down and picked up the penny.  He held it up and smiled, then put it in his pocket as if he had found a great treasure. How absurd! What need did this man have for a single penny?  Why would he even take the time to stop and pick it up?  For some reason that scene outside the restaurant nagged at the wife's curiosity until she finally asked if the penny he found was of some value.  A smile crept across the man’s face as he reached into his pocket for the penny and held it out for her to see.,   He said, “Look at it.  Read what it says”.  She looked at the penny and read the words “In God we Trust”.

He explained, “If I trust in God, that means I can share what I have with others in His Name without worry.  Whenever I find a coin, any coin, even a penny, I know God is reminding me to trust Him with all I have been blessed with. Who am I to pass it by? When I see one, I pray and ask God to show me more opportunities to honor Him with the wealth that I have, and then that my trust will truly be in God during those opportune moments. God has prompted many conversations with me with just an old penny.” 

Think about, discuss or pray about the verses below that relate most to your life:

Galatians 6:7 If a man sows to please his own wrong desires, he will be planting seeds of evil and he will surely reap a harvest of spiritual decay and death.

Ecclesiastes 2:10-11 I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure…Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless.

Ecclesiastes 7:4 A fool thinks only of having a good time now.

Luke 15:13 The younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.


Dear God,

Help us to trust You in every situation and every season of our lives, Lord, for You have promised to take all things, whether they are good or evil, and use them together for good – not only for my own good and the good of others but also so that Your name may be glorified through it.  Give us the wisdom we seek to use all what you’ve bestowed on us and teach us how best we can use those gifts and talents that You have entrusted us with to Your honor.

Lord, don’t ever stop developing a generous spirit and a wise heart within us so that we can wisely share with others in need.

In Your Son’s Holy Name,


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