In Matthew 6:24, Jesus cautions His disciples about money. In the verse, Jesus tells them “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”
Not heeding His warning leads to greed. And individual and corporate greed has been known to destroy careers, relationships, families, marriages, communities, the environment and life itself. When we give into the temptation of greed, we also find it much more difficult to do God’s Will. How can we even hope to follow Jesus’s command to love one another and God above all else if we become focused on getting more money, acquiring more things and living lives of luxury?
But with that said, there are times when we find ourselves in difficult financial situations. It could be from an unexpected job loss. It could be from lack of education, opportunity or reliable transportation. Or it could be because of an illness, health condition or overwhelming debt or responsibilities. It could even be from honest mistakes we’ve made. No matter what the causes are, we sometimes find ourselves in need of some kind of financial aid.
Since we know that God wants us to call upon Him in times of crisis and because we know we should pray about any important decisions, it’s vital that we first ask God, in prayer, to help us find positive solutions to our financial problems. Additionally, we can also ask saints for their intercession. Because they are holy saints already living in Heaven, their generous prayers strengthen ours. Here are seven saints whom we can turn to for help with our financial difficulties.