It can seem a bit heretical or anti-spiritual, but are there such things as prayers for financial miracles? Is it blasphemous (or unseemly maybe) to include finances in prayers for miracles?
In “The Song of Prayer,” A Course in Miracles calls prayer “the single voice Creator and Creation share.” The love shared by God and his children is one of gratitude, of endless thanks.
That same section is also clear that prayer “takes the form” that best serves the one who prays. If you’re still living in time and space – and you are, because you’re reading this, and I am, because I write it – then prayer will become whatever method best enables us to recognize our essential oneness with God. That’s true even of a prayer for miracle money.
Praying for abundance calls to mind a lot of Law of Attraction ideas. Wanting abundance isn’t the problem, but our definition of abundance might be. What exactly is the financial miracle that you’re after? Indeed, what is your prayer for? Do you need money for an operation that’s necessary in order to stay alive? Or are you just tired of driving old cars? We can’t separate a prayer for a miracle from the source, can we?
The difference matters in that it lets us know where our faith is. Generally, we want money not for its own sake but for the feelings we think it will bring us. For me, a big old New England farmhouse is the pinnacle of worldly success. If I get that, I’ll really be home. For others, it’s a way of dressing, or being able to travel, or whatever.
But what the farmhouse really signifies to me is safety – Peace and Joy. It’s a symbol of Love. And while it’s okay to go for the symbol, it’s better to go for what it symbolizes. God is there waiting. It’s not like he’s at the end of the road. He is the road and every traveller on it.
Sometimes, shifting our focus off the symbol of our need and going right to the source, can be a lot more productive and helpful.
So yeah. Go ahead and pray for abundance. Don’t be afraid to indulge in prayer for financial miracle energy. Ask for it. But keep in mind that while all prayers are answered, we sometimes miss the answer. We decide in advance what the answer is – the old farmhouse. But God knows what we need – beyond our wants, beyond our desires. And his response is to our need. Praying in faith means accepting that fact. It means putting it into application.