Last week saw the high-profile collapse of two major banks: California-based Silicon Valley Bank and New York–based Signature Bank. With two major banks failing in the past few days, people may be tempted to panic. This time may be especially rough for those who were devastated by the mortgage-banking crisis of 2007–2008 — and even tougher for the seniors among us who remember the days of the Depression.
Have you taken your place on the wall?
However, no matter what feelings may immediately well up when you hear about these bank failures, I encourage you to stop today and remember that the silver and gold belong to God.
Our God is great and merciful. He is greater than any bank, and certainly greater than any potential or even partial economic crisis or collapse. He sustains and upholds us all by the word of His power, and He can stabilize our nation’s banking system as we pray.
Without further ado, can we join together in prayer for the U.S. banking system today?
Let’s pray as follows:
Dear Heavenly Father, we come to You in Jesus’ name.
Father, thank You for being our glory and the lifter of our head. Thank You for putting Your love, power, and strength to work on our behalf. Thank You for Your mercies, which are new every day. And thank You that You provide from Your goodness for the poor. We praise You today, Lord.
Abba Father, we lift our nation’s banking system up to You. You saw and knew about the collapse of Signature Bank and Silicon Valley Bank from eternity past. You are not overwhelmed or distressed over these events; You are greater than they are.
So, Father, we ask today in Jesus’ name that You would extend Your mighty hand and outstretched arm to stabilize the U.S. economy and banking system.
Please intervene in the midst of all the turmoil happening right now. Let men and women be Your vessels of wisdom, Father, even if they do not know You. Give Your wisdom to every banker, regulator, politician, and Federal Reserve employee. Turn the hearts of the kings and queens like water in whatever way You know they need turning. Help them to do what is good and right in Your sight. Strengthen and stabilize the banks and our economy, in Jesus’ name.
Father, Your word says that the silver is Yours, and the gold is Yours. If You were hungry, You would not tell us; You have no needs at all. You are the fount of all provision, wealth, and stability. You provide from Your goodness for the poor.
Therefore, Lord God of heaven and earth, we plead the blood of Jesus over the U.S. economy and banking system.
Since these things belong to You, we ask that You would do whatever Your good and perfect will is regarding them. Make all the things happen that Jesus bought and paid for with His precious blood.
We claim Your promise that if we humble ourselves, pray, and seek Your face, turning from our wicked ways, then You will hear from heaven, forgive our sins, and heal our land. We ask You to do that today, Father. Heal our land in every way, and particularly today we ask that You would work a miracle to stabilize our economy and our entire banking system in every aspect.
Thank You. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You. And we praise You and thank You that You are worthy of our trust and reliance.
In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Beloved, I hear the Lord saying “Fear not.” Remember that God loves you with His perfect love, and His perfect love casts out fear.
You do not need to be afraid when we have the perfect love of the Father. If you are worried, cast your cares upon the Lord. He cares for you, and He can and will move in response to our simple prayer of childlike faith.
Did you pray this prayer for the U.S. banking system today? If so, please share this with a friend!
Jamie Rohrbaugh is the founder and CEO of From His Presence. She is the author of Getting to Know the Sevenfold Holy Spirit, and she seeks to equip you to carry His manifest glory everywhere you go. Her resources have been published by YouVersion Bible Plans and in Charisma magazine, as well as on The Elijah List, Spirit Fuel, and various other ministry outlets. You can find free mentoring on her podcast, Take Your Territory with Jamie Rohrbaugh, which is available through your favorite podcast streaming app. Download her free prayer tool, Praying the Names of God: 555 Biblical Names of God and How to Use Them in Prayer and Worship, here. Photo Credit: Canva.