Worldwide economic instability causes fear and distress and prayer can help us move toward a feeling of security in our personal and communal lives by acknowledging our dependence on God as our source of all provision and help. Here is a prayer for worldwide economic stability that can be used as a personal prayer or a prayer in a church or group setting.
Prayer for Worldwide Economic Stability
Dear God of all nations, we come to you asking your help and guidance during this time of economic instability. We begin by acknowledging that you are the creator of all things and that you are the provider of everything we possess and of everything we are .
We confess that too often we fail to acknowledge the bounty of your hand during our times of prosperity and plenty. Too often we think that our livelihoods are the result of our own efforts. We have become disconnected from the wisdom of the farmers who understand that although they plant the seeds in the earth, you are the one who ordains the germination of the seed in the hidden places of the earth and you alone send the rain in due season to assure the success of the crop. You alone feed the birds of the air and the animals of the land and the fish of the sea and by your good creation, we all live in interdependent community with all of your creation.
You have put us as humans into families, communities and nations. And today in our modern world we have become in touch with people across the globe and we have become interdependent on other peoples and countries for the economic prosperity of our lives.
We pray for the leaders of our communities, states and nations that they might have your wisdom and guidance in the policies, laws and decisions that affect us all. We pray against all hidden agendas, power struggles and discrimination that cause injustice, poverty and lack of cooperation.
We pray your mercy and restoration for those suffering the economic fallout from natural disasters, war and disease. We pray the cooperation of those people and countries that have been blessed with prosperity that they might marshal your good forces of charity and generosity to ease the plight of the suffering. And we pray against all political and ideological forces that would prevent aid from reaching those in need.
We pray against the spirit of fear within ourselves and others when we face global economic uncertainty. Help us to be good stewards of our resources and wise in knowing the difference between our wants and our true needs. Give us generous hearts, make us good workers in your Kingdom and give us a deep and abiding trust in you.
We end by praying for the prosperity of your Word here on earth and that salvation and joy might come to all through our Lord and Jesus Christ. May your Kingdom come, your will be done in our hearts, minds and spirits. Amen.
“The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.” Psalm 145:1 4- 16
‘Now when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. ‘Nor shall you glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the needy and for the stranger. I am the LORD your God. Leviticus 19 : 9,10
Then He will give you rain for the seed which you will sow in the ground, and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be rich and plenteous; on that day your livestock will graze in a roomy pasture. Isiah 30 : 23
And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows–how, he himself does not know. “The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. Mark 4:26 – 29
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; 2 Corinthians 9: 6 -11
For none of us lives to himself alone and one of us dies to himself alone. Romans 14 :7 NIV
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. I Timothy 2:1,2 NIV
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