How to Pray For Money

how to pray for moneyIf you’re like me, you may have found that sometimes your prayers are answered and other times they aren’t.  Particularly if you pray for money.

So what’s the secret to a successful prayer?

Bear Heart taught me a prayer for money many years ago.  It works.  But you have to be clear that it’s what you want.

Here’s how the teaching came about:  While I was working on The Wind Is My Mother with Bear Heart, I had a full time job in a law firm.

It was a good job, and I liked it, but it didn’t make my heart sing.  Working on The Wind Is My Mother is what made my heart sing.

Being highly observant and more than a little bit psychic, Bear Heart knew I loved the writing process much more than my law firm job.  So he taught me how to pray to be able to make my living as a writer.

The prayer isn’t so much how to pray for money as how to pray to make your living doing what you love.

But here’s the catch: at the time he taught me this, I was not emotionally or mentally ready to leave the security of my steady law firm job.

Nor did I have the confidence to be a writer.  Working on The Wind Is My Mother was a labor of love.   I didn’t know if there was any more writing in me.

So I didn’t do the prayer when he told me about it.  But I have since, so I know it works.

An example of how to pray for money

When Bear Heart first told me about the prayer, he also told me about the results it brought our mutual friend, actress Shelley Morrison.

Shelley had had a successful acting career, dating all the way back to her role as Sister Sixto on The Flying Nun TV series in the 1960s.

But in the 1990s, good roles for Hispanic women were few and far between and she confided to Bear Heart that she was considering giving up acting.

Bear Heart replied, “I don’t know that you need to do that.  Tell me what your ideal role would be.”

Shelley replied she would like to have a good role in a well-written comedy that had a meaningful message, and was filmed before a live audience.

This was on a Sunday night just before Bear Heart and Shelley were about to go into a ceremony.  Bear Heart told her to be very specific in her prayers for that role during the ceremony.

Two days later, on a Tuesday, Shelley’s agent set up an appointment for her with the creators of the “Will & Grace” TV show.  She was hired that day to play the role of Rosario and started work the next day.

Shelley played Rosario on “Will & Grace,” a ground breaking hit show about gays and lesbians, for seven years.

Pretty good answer to her prayer.  And fast, too.

The Prayer

Bear Heart told me that Spirit does not necessarily understand the term “money.”  But Spirit does understand that we have obligations to meet, so that is what we are praying for: to be able to meet our obligations doing work we love.

Once a week, sit at your altar and create a ceremony.   Light a candle and burn cedar, sage or incense.

Say:  “I want to make my living by __________________.    Please give me guidelines, and give me help.”

Be specific as to what you want.  And visualize yourself doing it.

It’s that simple.

It’s actually another example of the Law of Attraction at work.  Focus on what you want, and simply ask.

Consistency is the key.  Do it every week and you will gradually find your situation starting to change.  Your answer may not manifest as fast as it did for Shelley, but you will get an answer.

And be sure to say, “thank you.”

Gratitude is the part of prayer many people leave out.  But why should Spirit give us more if we don’t show our appreciation for what we have.

If your prayer isn’t answered

If you don’t find yourself accomplishing the goal, there are three possible reasons undermining you.

  1. You have inner conflict as to whether or not you want it.  For example, you want to own your own business but want lots of free time.  The two don’t always go together.
  2. You don’t believe you deserve it.  I’ll write more about this in a future post.
  3. You don’t really want it; perhaps it’s someone else’s goal for you. 

Its important to be clear that YOU want the outcome you are praying for.  Clarity leads to power.

Give this a try for something you sincerely want.  Let me know how it goes.

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  1. patty

    This message has arrived with perfect timing. I am not happy at my current job, pay is great but the hours are long and the stress level is above the high level and a long commute

    I just saw a job opening here in town with normal hours and in a job field I am comfortable with. The pay is half of what I make now, but the other positives will make up for that, your information has given me guidance with this decision

    • Molly Larkin

      Happy to hear it. Good luck with the new job!!

  2. Corey

    Hi Molly!! 🙂 I just wanted to let you know that most of your posts make me tear. In a good way that is. They always strike a chord with me and I truly thank you for that.


    • Molly Larkin

      I always enjoy hearing that my posts are helpful. Thank you for letting me know.

  3. Emily

    I love my job, but I feel it is having a detrimental affect on my health. I do have other things that make my hear sing. I will definitely try your advice to see what comes about. Thank you so much!!

    • Molly Larkin

      Good luck! Let me know what happens.

    • sobina Dilwana

      Hi Molly thank☺you for this page it touched my heart i work very hard and my boss doesn’t appreciate any of my work at the same time the salary I’m getting is very little i prayer everyday that God can have mercy on me and my boss can change and have a good heart. Xxxxx love sobina

      • Molly Larkin

        Wishing you well!

    • sobina Dilwana

      Hi please help me in don’t know how to start playing help

      • Molly Larkin

        Just sit in a quiet space and talk to the Great Spirit as if you were taking to a dear friend. Amazing things can happen! Good luck!

  4. hi. thank u for your give me great joy to learn.i do prayer every day.but some time luck is not for me may be i am not doing it right please help me.thank u god bless lots of love maliga reddy.

    • Molly Larkin

      Dear Maliga: Sorry it took me so long to reply; your comment slipped by me! One thing that is helpful is to focus on what you want to attract into your life, and not focus on what is not working. Visualize good luck coming to you in every way. Good luck!

  5. Noni

    Hi molly

    Thank you for this!
    Was browsing the net looking for spirit lifter,I came to contact with you.
    I’m not much of a spiritual person,I hardly pray.I believe in positive thinking and law of attraction.
    Finaly I got a job after 7months of jobhunting bt the salary its too little.
    2014 I wana save money and bring more money to my life.
    Starting tomorrow I’ll buy the Candle I’ll start communicating my feels.

    Let me like you on facebook 😉

    • Molly Larkin

      Dear Noni: I’m glad you found my site uplifting. Positive thinking and law of attraction are so important to leading a good life. Just stick with it and things will turn around for you. Just hit the like button on my facebook page and you are in! Thank you for commenting.

  6. roberta byrd

    Dear Molly, thank You for this I am going to give it a try. I am going to try to find the incense. Cedar. Sage. God bless you. Have a blessed day by Roberta

    • Molly Larkin

      You are most welcome, Roberta. Good luck! Blessings, Molly

  7. Maria Teresa D. Fabellar

    Thank you so much for this very timely article. I trust God and i believe in Him so I am sure He would answer my troubled mind at this very moment of great need to be able to settle my obligations and to get money for my needs. Please pray for me too. God bless

    • Molly Larkin

      Dear Maria: Yes, trust in God is very important. I will also hold you in my prayers!

  8. Ishmael

    Hi Molly. I really like this article – it means a lot us and we do appreciate they way you advise us as the world to have faith in god and keep pray all the time when we face difficulties in our daily life…sadly I am now working in a very bad situation; I’m working very hard but I’m not satify about my salary — it is too little and it can’t even meet my needs.

    • Molly Larkin

      Dear Ishmael: Thank you for your comment. Once when I worked in a job that I was unhappy in, I wrote out [for my eyes only] a description of my ideal job. I focused on that. Before long, changes occurred in my workplace that made my job exactly what I wanted. So, focus on what you want, not what is wrong, and hopefully your circumstances will change. You might also look for another job that will pay better. Good luck!

  9. Amma

    I was recently terminated from a job where each day I felt literally abused. Mismanagement, bounced payroll checks, lack of supplies made this job almost unbearable. I was planning to quit but didn’t want to just quit without anything to fall back on. I am not upset that I got let go. I am quite relieved! I would love to have a thriving craft business, Urban farm and music career. Am I asking for too much? Should I just focus on one thing?

    • Molly Larkin

      I have heard being fired can be a “Divine promotion” because something better is coming. I would recommend starting with focusing on one thing, then, when accomplished, move on to the next. It is tricky to avoid spreading ourselves too thin. Good luck!

  10. Charles

    How do you get and maintain positive thinking? Every time I’m positive or least I think I’m positive then negative things happen

  11. Sonny bright duru

    My name is sonny bright dure. i really like ur site i’m in south Africa. things are not really working good out on my side. i will start this prayers thx Molly

    • Molly Larkin

      Good luck, Sonny. I wish you well. Blessings, Molly

  12. Amber

    Thank you I m gna try it

    • Molly Larkin

      Wishing you success!

  13. Aptil

    I know this post is a couple years old, but I’m going to try it. Thanks for posting, I’ll keep you updated!

  14. Sylva

    Thank you, Molly. I will continue you offer this prayer until I see change. Gratitude is crucial. Thank you!

    • Molly Larkin

      You are welcome. Visualization in addition to gratitude is important.

  15. Edin

    Hello Molly,

    I have the confidence after i have read your guidance, also get true comments through wonderful people around the globe, I’m from Malaysia. Would like to say HELLO again to you



    • Molly Larkin

      Hello to you, too. Seeing you in the light of abundance.

  16. Ann

    Hello Molly, thank you so much. Am gonna try it also. Ann

    • Molly Larkin

      You’re welcome!

  17. Maria

    Dear Molly ,
    Thank you for the prayer. I am in Nigeria and can’t find cedar or sage easily.
    Can I then use only incense?

    • Molly Larkin

      Yes; the smoke of incense will be fine. It’s the intention that’s most important, not the herb you use. Thank you for an excellent question. Blessings, Molly

  18. Eb.i

    Thanks plenty, helpful post! Am in Nigeria and my husband in Austria, we really hate staying apart but we need money to finance my trip to Austria. Please molly, help to remember us in your prayers, I will also try this method of yours. Namaste!

    • Molly Larkin

      I will definitely hold you in my prayers. May fortune smile upon you! Blessings, Molly

  19. please what of if I don’t have altar in my house,
    Can I stand up and do my prayers?

    • Molly Larkin

      Absolutely. Do whatever works for you. Blessings, Molly

  20. Asa Isaiah oluwasegun

    Gracious God. I’m glad I came across this wonderful article of yours, I have read people’s comments and I’m glad it works for those that believe. I am very optimistic and sure of it working for me as well. more wisdom,knowledge and understanding of God’s words, to your comfort.

    • Molly Larkin

      Wishing you success, Asa.

  21. Florence

    Thanks for these site. I am in very huge debt. I was looking around for prayers which can help me after I prayed the holy rosary. I will try these one, and am sure God will hear me

    • Molly Larkin

      I will also hold you in my prayers. Good luck.

  22. BH

    Thank you for this! This is quality help and content, given freely. Now I’m going to look for your book! 🙂 This has convinced me that you have something that I need to learn. I spent a long time clearing my mind so that I could receive guidance today. Thank you.

    • Molly Larkin

      You’re most welcome! Glad you found it and enjoyed it. My books are available on the right side of my website.

  23. Dana Murphy

    Thank you very much Molly! I’m sure gonna give it try!

    • Molly Larkin

      You’re most welcome. Good luck!

  24. Debra

    Interesting. I will try it. Thanks Molly.

  25. BRIGGY

    Interesting. i will give it a try. Thanks, Molly

    • Molly Larkin

      You’re most welcome. Good luck!

  26. Pascal Kimavora

    Hi Molly l am very grateful for your site. I’ve learned a new tip how to pray. I will try it out. From Solomon Islands.

    • Molly Larkin

      I’m glad you enjoy it! Blessings, Molly

  27. Emmanuel

    Thank you very much, Molly, for the enlightenment. plz help in prayers while I try the procedure.

    • Molly Larkin

      I will do so, Emmanuel. Blessings, Molly

  28. Joshua

    Hi Molly,
    I’m in a real crisis and I just stumbled upon ur post…this is my last shot of hope I’ll get the candles and sage… But I need some further help. Could you guide me please?

    • Molly Larkin

      Dear Joshua: Everything I can share with you is in the “How to Pray for Money” post, as well as a follow up piece: Revisiting How to Pray for Money

      I wish you good luck and will hold you in my prayers. Blessings, Molly

  29. chimaobi

    Thank you Molly for this enlightenment, I have been struggling with my finance since my child hood, nothing ever works, i never get paid for my hard works, no matter how hard i tried… something always happens to lay waste to all my hard works, to make it go in vane. Its as if someone or something is just harvesting the fruits of my hard work…

    I really need your help and prayers…


    • Molly Larkin

      Dear Chimaobi: Thank you for writing. First, re-read the post, How to Pray for Money, and then read the follow-up post I did: Revisiting How to Pray for Money found here:

      It’s important that you try to focus on, and be grateful for, every little thing that works well in your life. Change you language: if you say you’re struggling and that nothing ever works, etc., you will just get more of the same. I will hold you in my prayers, but you will have to do the work of visualizing success and changing your language from negative to positive. Good luck! Blessings, Molly

  30. sheila

    What i do to be lucky for money an to get a gud man by my side.

  31. Trish

    Wow, loving this way of thinking and praying and knowing I was really so close to this in my spiritual life, this will get me there. Money is always tight, I’ve only held a position for an interim time that gave me the ability to not have any money worries. It was wonderful and a way to live that makes like easier from that aspect. Thank you for all the direction, I look forward to the daily info. Grateful to find your website.

    • Molly Larkin

      Thank you, Trish. Glad this resonates. Blessings, Molly

  32. Monica G Clarke

    God bless yu Molly yur inspirational guidance is very helpful to us all thank God for yu and yur sharing yu are truly a God bless child of God helping others I would like a copy of yur book Monica Clarke

    • Molly Larkin

      Thank you for your kind words. Blessings, Molly

  33. dennis

    hi please i want to be a good photography
    also i want prayer for good luck and money how would i do it please help me

    • Molly Larkin

      Just follow the directions in the article. I’m afraid I can’t explain it any more clearly. Good luck!

  34. Francis

    Hi mother I love the information but I don’t know how to start please help me

    • Molly Larkin

      Sit down, once a week and visualize what you want and pray for direction on how to get it. Good luck.

  35. Emy

    Dear Molly, thanks for this inspirational art, please while praying for money which color of candle must I use and what time of the day should I do it, also rituals or prayers for money, does it have any side or after effect to the person? Thanks Emy

    • Molly Larkin

      Hello, Emy: The color doesn’t matter; anything that you like is fine. Time of day is not important. There are no side effects!

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