Prayer Topic #12:
A Prayer of Heightened Success for Business Professionals
August 12, 2018
Reflections of the Heart:
God believes in heightened personal and business success. He wants His people to thrive and nations to flourish. Psalm 33:12 states, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.”
Holy Father, we thank You for giving business professionals all that they need because You are their Shepherd. Thank You for providing for Your children, even in tough economic times. Thank You for being the source of their supply. Thank You for taking care of business professionals and supplying all of their needs from Your glorious riches, which have been given to them in Christ Jesus. Father, You created the heavens and the earth and everything in it. You give breath to everyone and life to everyone who walks the earth. O Sovereign Lord, business professionals will praise Your mighty deeds. They will tell everyone that You alone are just.
Heavenly Father, we expect business professionals to honor Your Word and live by Your precepts. We command light to shine in the darkness for the Godly. By faith, we declare that they are generous, compassionate, and righteous. Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their businesses fairly. Such people will not be overcome by evil. Those who are righteous will be long remembered. During all phases of the economic cycle, we declare prosperity and personal fulfillment for business professionals in every corner of the world. They will not fear bad news; they confidently trust You, Lord, to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly. They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor. Lord, in scripture, You said You will bless them and they will be a blessing to others. As a result, we confess that business professionals will receive Your abundant blessings. They will, in turn, be great bosses for their employees and outstanding contributors to their communities.
Holy Spirit, how can I specifically pray for business professionals?
Holy Spirit, touch the hearts of successful business professionals to support and mentor others who are struggling or new to the profession. Help them to establish fair and honest business practices so that customers, clients, coworkers or other businesses will gain from working with or doing business with them. Show them new and creative ways to increase their revenues without taking advantage of patrons with whom they interact and encourage them to make giving back a priority. Convict the hearts of business professionals who take their gifts and talents for granted, treat their employees and customers poorly, or neglect their families and friends, to study God’s Word and live their lives accordingly. Holy Spirit, help them to work willingly at whatever they do as though they are working for the Lord rather than for people.
Righteous Father, forgive business professionals for all acts of sinfulness. Forgive those who have not been diligent in seeking Your leadership. Forgive those who do not trust in You and Your business principles but lean on their own understanding. Forgive those who have compromised Your Word in order to make a profit. Forgive those who have not treated others fairly. Forgive those who have not properly taken care of or shown respect for colleagues, families or friends. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind business professionals of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help business professionals not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.
Sovereign Lord, You are Holy, Holy, Holy. You are the God who is, who was, and who is to come. You are the Almighty. You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. You are the Eternal King, the Unseen One who will never die; You alone are God. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Philippians 4:19, Isaiah 42:5, Psalm 71:16, Psalm 112:1, Psalm 112:4-6, Psalm 112:7-9, Genesis 12:2, Deuteronomy 24:14, Colossians 3:23, Proverbs 3:5, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 1:8, I Timothy 1:17
Today, I will trust God to: