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Finding Money

Ask God, anytime, in any language.

Published: May 11, 2008


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Visitor Comments: 20

(20) SusanE, February 8, 2009 10:21 AM

Found Money - Won Money

62 years ago my father-in-law was in need of money, supporting a wife and 3 year old son, after suffering a back injury. He had given nearly his last bit of money to the collection plate that morning and said "God, what should I do now? We need groceries for dinner tonight.. On his way home from church he found a $5.00 bill in the street. He picked it up and turned around and took $3.00 of it and gave it to the church, and bought some needed groceries with the few dollars left. He has never been in want since that day, and gives first before he spends.

Thank you for the archives. I see that others go through them too and find articles that answer questions today. This article is meaningful to me now, because money doesn't go so far these days but God has seen to it that I had just enough income. I've been praying to find a part time job for extra income. I need it now for 6 weeks to get by. I didn't know that playing the Lottery was acceptable behavior in Judaism. So I just looked up Lottery in Aish.com archives. It mentions it a lot. Who knew?

Thanks, Lori and Aish.com for archives that also answer our questions.

(19) Tsofiya, February 4, 2009 2:56 PM

Thank you

Dear Lori, thank you for these wonderful messages. Suddenly I realized that it's been pretty long time I've not asked anything from G-d, because I thought I should not bother Him, and should solve my problems by myself. But now your speech really encouraged and inspired me to get closer to Him and ask for anything I really need, not just what I want.

(18) Anonymous, January 31, 2009 1:02 PM

To comment # 17

Watch Lori Almost Live video titled, why Do You want It?{a secret to effective prayer}. It helped me,maybe you will also find it to be helpful.

(17) Anonymous, November 23, 2008 1:41 PM

and if the answer is no?

I've learnt that G-d doesn't not answer, just sometimes that the answer is no. But how can it be that He would allow one to go one suffering financially? Money is what we use for our basic human needs - food, clothing, a roof over our heads. It also allows us to explore ourselves in artistic ways - for anyone who is an artist, you know that art isn't free. So, after all my praying, and crying, and begging, why would the answer still remain a resounding no? Often I feel as if G-d came, created the world, and then left us to our own devices

(16) Consuelo Endara, May 26, 2008 12:03 AM

Just ask and trust Him

I know exactly what you are talking about. A few months ago I was in a terrible economic situation. I had tried to find an extra job and nothing came out. But I felt embarrased to ask Hash-m directly for money, so I kept asking Him for an extra job. Finally I reached a point in which I couldn´t handle it anymmore, so I said to Him: I can´t do anything else. I let all this in Your Hands because You are the only one who can help me. Less than 2 months from that moment I got 2 loans from some banks and now, even the budget is very small, I can manage the situation again. So, as you say Lori, just ask! He is always there for us, in one way or another.

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