Q: How do I pray for a financial blessing?  —Alicia

 A: We received your note in which you asked how to pray for financial blessing. Praying to God for “financial blessing” is a lot like a child asking his father for a new bicycle. There’s nothing wrong with asking, as long as the child is willing to accept his father’s response.

God may realize that you aren’t ready for a financial blessing. He may know that you still need to learn lessons of discipline and self- control. So I would suggest praying something like this:

“Heavenly Father, if it is your will for me at this time, please bless me financially. I have serious financial concerns (list them), and don’t know how to handle them. Please give me guidance and wisdom in handling my finances.”  —Dan Vander Lugt

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