PRAYING FOR MONEY
Kenneth Copeland in “Laws of Prosperity
As a guide for you to use in receiving from your giving in any area, let me share this little formula. It has worked consistently for us and will work for you if you commit yourself to it.
1. Decide on the amount you need.
Be careful not to cheat yourself. God is not a skinflint. He is a giver. He is a lover. God is love. For God so loved the world that He gave. Determine the amount you need and then be single-minded. A double-minded man can’t receive anything form the Lord (see James 1:7-8).
2. Get in agreement according to Matthew 18:19.
This is very important. The best and most powerful situation on earth is a husband and wife who can agree together in these areas. If this isn’t possible in your particular case, then get together with another believer and have him join with you.
3. Lay hold on it by faith.
Use the principles set out in Mark 11:23-24. Believe it in your heart and confess it with your mouth.
4. Bind the devil and his forces in the Name of Jesus.
You have the authority in Jesus’ Name to order Satan out of your financial affairs. This is your responsibility. Don’t ask God to do it. You do it in Jesus’ Name. Mark 16:17, James 4:7, Ephesians 6 and the entire New Testament tells you to resist the devil. It is important for the husband and father to do this. It is his responsibility as spiritual head of the home.
5. Loose the forces of heaven.
Hebrews 1:14 refers to the angels as ministering spirits “sent forth to minister for those who shall be heirs of salvation.” The Bible also says that angels hearken to the Word of God (see Psalm 103:20), so when you use the Word in the Name of Jesus, they are obligated to follow your command.
6. Praise God for the answer.
Praise keeps the door of abundance wide open. The channel between you and God is clear so that you can receive from Him.
Here is an example of prayer based on these six steps: “Father, in the Name of Jesus, we ask you for $_______. We have this money in our heavenly account and we are withdrawing this amount now. We believe we receive $_______. As in Mark 11:23-24, we believe it in our hears and confess now that it is ours in the Name of Jesus. We agree that we have $______ according to Matthew 18:19. From this day forward, we roll the care of this over on You and thank You for it. Satan, in the Name of Jesus, we take authority over you; we bind your operation now and render you helpless. Ministering spirits, we charge you to go forth and cause this amount to come to us according to Hebrews 1:14. Father, we praise Your Name for meeting our needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus and for multiplying our seed for sowing in the Name of Jesus.