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August 26: A Prayer for Business Leaders in Our Community

Almighty Father, we thank You for providing for us, during these tough economic times.  Thank You for being the source of our supply.  We thank You for taking care of us and supplying all of our needs from Your glorious riches, which have been given to us 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.  We will praise Your mighty deeds, O Sovereign Lord.  We will tell everyone that You alone are just.  We praise You, Lord!  Father God, we are joyful because we fear You, Lord, and delight in obeying Your commands.  We are blessed to be Your children.

Heavenly Father, we expect business leaders in our community to honor Your Word and live by Your precepts.  We command light to shine in the darkness for the Godly.  We declare that they are generous, compassionate, and righteous. Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly. Such people will not be overcome by evil. Those who are righteous will be long remembered.  During the current economic difficulties in our nation and around the world, we decree prosperity for our community.  We decree that the merchants in our community 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.

Holy Spirit, touch the hearts of the people in our community to support these businesses. Help our business leaders to establish fair and honest business practices so that the residents in our community will enjoy doing business with them. Show the owners and managers new and creative ways to increase their revenue without taking advantage of their customers. Convict the hearts of business owners in all communities who treat their employees and customers poorly. Holy Spirit, help the employees to be diligent, hard working individuals who will work as unto You instead of to man.

Make a list of small businesses in your community and begin to support them. 

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Righteous Father, forgive the business leaders in our community for all acts of sinfulness. Forgive those who have not been diligent in seeking Your leadership for their businesses. 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 their employees and customers fairly.  Forgive those who have not properly taken care of or shown respect for the community they live in.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind the business leaders in our community 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 show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help the business leaders in our community not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Almighty God, You are awesome in Your sanctuary. O God of Israel, You give power and strength to Your people.  Sovereign Lord, You are great!  You are robed with honor and majesty. You are the eternal King. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 23:1, Philippians 4:19, Isaiah 42:5, Psalm 71:16, Psalm 112:4-6, Psalm 112:7-9, Psalm 68:35, Psalm 104:1  

 


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August 11: A Prayer for Business Leaders in Our Community

Almighty Father, we thank You for providing for us, during these tough economic times.  Thank You for being the source of our supply.  We thank You for taking care of us and supplying all of our needs from Your glorious riches, which have been given to us 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.  We will praise Your mighty deeds, O Sovereign Lord.  We will tell everyone that You alone are just.  We praise You, Lord!  Father God, we are joyful because we fear You, Lord, and delight in obeying Your commands.  We are blessed to be Your children.

Heavenly Father, we expect business leaders in our community to honor Your Word and live by Your precepts.  We command light to shine in the darkness for the Godly.  We declare that they are generous, compassionate, and righteous. Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly. Such people will not be overcome by evil. Those who are righteous will be long remembered.  During the current economic difficulties in our nation and around the world, we decree prosperity for our community.  We decree that the merchants in our community 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.

Holy Spirit, touch the hearts of the people in our community to support these businesses. Help our business leaders to establish fair and honest business practices so that the residents in our community will enjoy doing business with them. Show the owners and managers new and creative ways to increase their revenue without taking advantage of their customers. Convict the hearts of business owners in all communities who treat their employees and customers poorly. Holy Spirit, help the employees to be diligent, hard working individuals who will work as unto You instead of to man.

Make a list of small businesses in your community and begin to support them. 

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Righteous Father, forgive the business leaders in our community for all acts of sinfulness. Forgive those who have not been diligent in seeking Your leadership for their businesses. 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 their employees and customers fairly.  Forgive those who have not properly taken care of or shown respect for the community they live in.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind the business leaders in our community 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 show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help the business leaders in our community not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Almighty God, You are awesome in Your sanctuary. O God of Israel, You give power and strength to Your people.  Sovereign Lord, You are great!  You are robed with honor and majesty. You are the eternal King. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 23:1, Philippians 4:19, Isaiah 42:5, Psalm 71:16, Psalm 112:4-6, Psalm 112:7-9, Psalm 68:35, Psalm 104:1  

 


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May 28: A Prayer for Our Business and Retail Leaders

Glorious Father, we thank You for blessing our business and retail community throughout the years.  Thank You, for opening doors of opportunity that have produced profit and employment. Thank You for increasing economic development in our city. Lord, Your Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. You rule throughout all generations.  You always keep Your promises; You are gracious in all that You do.  You help the fallen and lift those bent beneath their loads.  The eyes of all look to You in hope; You give them their food as they need it.  When You open Your hand, You satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.  We bless and praise Your holy Name!

Almighty Father, we declare that Your Word will be operative in the lives of our business and retail leaders and in the economic development of our city.  Father, we confess that our business and retail leaders are blessed and we expect favor to surround them like a shield. As our business and retail leaders commit their works to You, their plans will succeed. The Christian business and retail leaders in our city will continue to seek Your Kingdom above all else, and live righteously, and we know that You will give them everything they need for their business.  We declare that they will honor You with their wealth and with the best part of everything they produce, then their barns will be filled with grain and their vats will overflow with good wine. Lord, as our business and retail leaders walk uprightly and do what is right, no good thing will be withheld from them. By faith, we decree that they will treat their employees and customers with dignity, fairness and respect. We expect You to look upon the economic development in our city favorably and bless our city to be fruitful.

 

List the names of two businesses and retailers in your community and pray for them:

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Holy Spirit, please fill our business and retail leaders with Your wisdom, understanding, counsel, and power. Give them dreams and visions that exceed their expectations and provide them with the resources they need to successfully accomplish Your purpose(s) for their businesses. Father, encourage potential business and retail leaders and entrepreneurs to write down Your vision for their businesses and make it plain in a business plan so that they and their investors can implement it. We ask You to reveal new revenue streams within the business and retail community. Lord, please continue to bless our city so that it will reflect Your glory and benefit the people living in it.

 

Merciful Father, forgive our business and retail leaders for all acts of sinfulness. Forgive those who have not been diligent in seeking Your leadership for their business. Forgive those who do not trust in You, but lean to their own understanding. Forgive those who have compromised Your Word in order to make a profit.  Forgive those who have not treated their employees and customers fairly. Forgive those Christian business and retail owners who have not been faithful in giving their tithes and offerings. Forgive those who have not properly taken care of or shown respect for the community they live in. Forgive those of us for not supporting those businesses You have established in our communities. Holy Spirit, remind our business and retail leaders of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive.

 

Holy Spirit, help our business and retail leaders to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Sovereign Lord, You are the King of glory.  You are the Lord, strong and mighty; the Lord invincible in battle.  You are the King of Glory, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is Your Name!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written TextPsalm 145:13-16, Psalm 5:12, Proverbs 16:3, Matthew 6:33, Proverbs 3:9-10, Psalm 84:11, Habakkuk 2:2, Proverbs 3:5-6, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 24:8-10

 


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May 13: A Prayer for Our Business and Retail Leaders

Glorious Father, we thank You for blessing our business and retail community throughout the years.  Thank You, for opening doors of opportunity that have produced profit and employment. Thank You for increasing economic development in our city. Lord, Your Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. You rule throughout all generations.  You always keep Your promises; You are gracious in all that You do.  You help the fallen and lift those bent beneath their loads.  The eyes of all look to You in hope; You give them their food as they need it.  When You open Your hand, You satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.  We bless and praise Your holy Name!

Almighty Father, we declare that Your Word will be operative in the lives of our business and retail leaders and in the economic development of our city.  Father, we confess that our business and retail leaders are blessed and we expect favor to surround them like a shield. As our business and retail leaders commit their works to You, their plans will succeed. The Christian business and retail leaders in our city will continue to seek Your Kingdom above all else, and live righteously, and we know that You will give them everything they need for their business.  We declare that they will honor You with their wealth and with the best part of everything they produce, then their barns will be filled with grain and their vats will overflow with good wine. Lord, as our business and retail leaders walk uprightly and do what is right, no good thing will be withheld from them. By faith, we decree that they will treat their employees and customers with dignity, fairness and respect. We expect You to look upon the economic development in our city favorably and bless our city to be fruitful.

 

List the names of two businesses and retailers in your community and pray for them:

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Holy Spirit, please fill our business and retail leaders with Your wisdom, understanding, counsel, and power. Give them dreams and visions that exceed their expectations and provide them with the resources they need to successfully accomplish Your purpose(s) for their businesses. Father, encourage potential business and retail leaders and entrepreneurs to write down Your vision for their businesses and make it plain in a business plan so that they and their investors can implement it. We ask You to reveal new revenue streams within the business and retail community. Lord, please continue to bless our city so that it will reflect Your glory and benefit the people living in it.

 

Merciful Father, forgive our business and retail leaders for all acts of sinfulness. Forgive those who have not been diligent in seeking Your leadership for their business. Forgive those who do not trust in You, but lean to their own understanding. Forgive those who have compromised Your Word in order to make a profit.  Forgive those who have not treated their employees and customers fairly. Forgive those Christian business and retail owners who have not been faithful in giving their tithes and offerings. Forgive those who have not properly taken care of or shown respect for the community they live in. Forgive those of us for not supporting those businesses You have established in our communities. Holy Spirit, remind our business and retail leaders of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive.

 

Holy Spirit, help our business and retail leaders to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Sovereign Lord, You are the King of glory.  You are the Lord, strong and mighty; the Lord invincible in battle.  You are the King of Glory, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is Your Name!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written TextPsalm 145:13-16, Psalm 5:12, Proverbs 16:3, Matthew 6:33, Proverbs 3:9-10, Psalm 84:11, Habakkuk 2:2, Proverbs 3:5-6, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 24:8-10


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A Prayer for Persons Looking for Employment or Those in Need of a Financial Breakthrough

A Prayer for Persons Looking for Employment or Those in Need of a Financial Breakthrough

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 48, Psalm 112

 

Reflections of the Heart:

Sometimes things happen in life that are beyond our control.  It is during these trying times that we can rejoice in the knowledge that our God will never leave us nor forsake us.  Our relationship with Him allows us to walk through life’s challenges knowing that through the blood of Christ, we are overcomers.  Therefore, cast your cares upon Him for He truly does care for you.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Father, holy and righteous is Your Name.  You are a great God, and a great King, above all other gods.  You are our God; and we are the people of our pasture, and the sheep of Your hand.  Lord, You are the Creator of the heavens and the earth.  You are Jehovah Jireh, our provider and we place our trust in You.  Thank You for providing employment to Your children.  Thanks for sustaining those who are in need of a financial breakthrough.  Thank You for helping them daily.  Thank You, Father, for being our source and our supply.

 

Father, it is Your will that Your children live healthy, productive, happy, and balanced lives. We believe that as those persons who are seeking employment seek Your face; You will hear them and deliver them from all their fears.  We confess that they will not let mercy and truth get away from them.  They will wear them like a necklace; and write them deep within their hearts.  Then they will find favor with both You and men, and they will gain a good reputation.  Lord, we declare that they will trust in You with all their hearts; and not depend on their own understanding.  They will seek Your will in all that they do, and we believe that You will direct their paths.  Father, as they trust You and do good, they will live safely in the land and prosper.  In Jesus’ Name, we command the doors of employment to open for our unemployed.  We declare that as they receive employment, they will work with enthusiasm, as though they are working for You rather than for man.   We decree that those persons who are in need of a financial breakthrough will be still in Your presence and wait patiently for You to act.  As they do this, they will not worry about food and clothing, for if You clothe the grass of the field, how much more will You provide for them.

 

I will take the following steps in seeking employment today by: 

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Father, help those who are unemployed and those who need a financial breakthrough to trust You.  Please provide jobs, education and promotions for them.  Remind them that because they trust in You, they will not lack any good thing.   Father, some need a miracle right now.  Please help them.  Holy Spirit, for those who have a poor work ethic, help them to improve.   Please help those who have mismanaged their funds, to live disciplined lives.

 

Father, forgive those people who demonstrate a poor work ethic.  Forgive them for not being on time, leaving early, and wasting time.  Forgive those who have not paid their tithes and offerings (consistently), or spent their money unnecessarily. Forgive those who have operated in selfish ambitions, greed, lust, pride, arrogance, and rebellion.  Lord, remind them of people they need to forgive; and help them to forgive.

 

Lead them not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

We worship You, O King, Creator of heaven and earth!  To whom shall we compare Your great and marvelous works?  Who is Your equal?  Lord, You are high above all nations.  Your glory is above the heavens.  Yours is the Kingdom, power, and glory forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 95:3, 7, Psalm 37:3, 7, Proverbs 3:3-6, Hosea 2:8, Titus 2:9-10, Psalm 37:7, Matthew 6:25, Matthew 6:13, Jude 25, Isaiah 40:18, Psalm 113:4-5

Today, I will trust God to:  ______________________________________________________________________________


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A Prayer for the Construction of a New Church or New Building

A Prayer for the Construction of a New Church or New Building

 

Scripture Reading:

I Chronicles 16:8-16, Nehemiah 3

 

Reflections of the Heart:

The God of heaven Himself will help us succeed; therefore, we will arise and build!  We will trust His Word and believe in the Sovereign Lord who always keeps His promises.  Nehemiah 2:20

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Our Father, we thank You for Your faithful love for us that never ends and Your mercy which never ceases.  They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.  Lord, You are God.  You created the heavens and earth and put everything in place. You made the world to be lived in, not to be a place of empty chaos.  You are the Lord and there is no other.  You publicly proclaim bold promises; You do not whisper obscurities in dark corners.   We thank You for giving our leaders the vision to build.  Thank You for providing the resources for us to build.  Thank You, Father, for being a wall of fire and protection around our congregation, families and those involved in the construction of this new building.

 

In Jesus’ Name, we command that God’s Kingdom come and God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven for the construction of the (name the facility) project.  We believe that You will make our thoughts agreeable to Your will, so that the plans for this project may be established and succeed.  Your Word, Father, declares that for lack of advice, plans go wrong; but with many advisers there is success.  Therefore, we confess that we will seek the counsel of the godly as we proceed with this project.  We declare that we will write the vision for this new project plainly so that those involved can run and carry the correct message to others.  Father, we expect You to call forth competent and skilled laborers for this project, just as You called forth the artisans for the building of the tabernacle.  We confess that they will be filled with the Spirit of wisdom, understanding and knowledge in all manner of workmanship.  We proclaim that all involved in this project will focus their attention and efforts so that they can successfully complete their assignments and bring glory and honor to Your Name. We decree that favor surrounds this project and we will have good success with local, county and state government agencies, the legal and banking communities and every entity associated in the completion of this project.   Father, we are confident that the new facility will be completed, because You have begun this good work.  Lord, I commit to praying diligently for this project.

 

Our Lord and Savior, please bless this new building project to provide activities for our Church Family and the families in the community that will promote growth, development, relaxation and enjoyment.  Please provide all of the wisdom, finances, and resources that we will need to build a state-of-the-art facility.  We ask You to provide adequate funding, competent professionals, and skilled laborers for the construction.  Father, stir up the faith in me so that I will walk by faith and not by sight and support this vision through my giving and prayers.

 

Wonderful Father, please forgive us for questioning the vision You have given to our Pastor, and for not submitting to his/her authority.  Forgive us for having loose lips and speaking idle words against this project.  Forgive us Lord for not coming together as a church body, concerning the building project.  Please forgive us for all of our sins.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed.)  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us 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 show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

As a Church Family, help us to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty.  Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours and this is Your Kingdom.  We adore You as the One who is over all things.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text (NLT & NKJV):  Lamentations 3:22-23, Isaiah 45:18-19, Zechariah 2:5, Matthew 6:10, Proverbs 16:3, Proverbs 15:22, Habakkuk 2:2, Exodus 31:1-6, Exodus 31:3, Psalm 5:12, Philippians 1:6, II Corinthians 5:7, Matthew 6:13, I Chronicles 29:11

 

 

Today, I will trust God to:  ____________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

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A Prayer for God’s Favor Upon Entrepreneurs and the Economic Development in our Community

A Prayer for God’s Favor Upon Entrepreneurs and the Economic Development in our Community

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 95, John 16:5-15

Reflections of the Heart:

Godly entrepreneurs should be mindful of the seven things the Lord detests which are haughty eyes, lying tongues, hands that kill the innocent, hearts that plot evil, feet that race to do wrong, false witnesses who pour out lies and persons who sows discord among brothers.  As entrepreneurs, walk in godly integrity and our communities will reap the benefits.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Father, You are God and Your word is true.  We extol You as our God and King.  We will bless Your name forever and ever.  Everyday we will bless You and praise Your name.  You are great and greatly to be praised.  You are our source, and we place our trust in You.  Thank You for providing for our entrepreneurs throughout the years.  Thank You, Father, for blessing businesses within our community and opening doors of opportunity that have produced profit and employment.  Thank You for the economic development that we have in our community.

Father, we confess Your word to be operative in the lives of our entrepreneurs and in the economic development of our community.  Father, we confess that our entrepreneurs are blessed and we expect favor to surround Your people like a shield.  We confess that as our entrepreneurs commit their works to You their thoughts will be established.  We declare that our entrepreneurs will honor You with their possessions and with the first fruits of all their increases so that their barns will be filled and their vats will overflow with new wine.  We declare that whatever they do, they will do it heartily, as to You and not to men.  Lord, we confess that as our entrepreneurs walk uprightly, no good thing will be withheld from them.  We expect You to look upon the economic development in our community favorably and make our land fruitful.  Father, as You continue to bless us, we will be a blessing to the entrepreneurs in our community by frequenting their businesses.

Father, we ask that Your Spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, and power rest on each entrepreneur, investor, and employee.  Fill them with the knowledge of Your will and give them a thirst for Your word so that they can learn Your ways for practicing business.  Holy Spirit, help them to make righteous decisions and operate with justice and integrity.  Give them dreams and visions that exceed their expectations and provide them with the resources they need to successfully accomplish Your purpose for their businesses.  Father, encourage potential entrepreneurs to write down Your vision for their business and make it plain in a business plan so that they and their investors can implement it.  We ask for the creation of new revenue streams within our community.  Touch the public and private sectors to continue to invest into our community.  Lord, please continue to bless our community so that it will reflect Your glory and benefit the people living in it.

Holy Spirit, show me what I can do to help improve the economy of my community?:

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Lord, forgive our entrepreneurs for all acts of sinfulness.  Forgive those who have not been diligent in seeking Your leadership for their businesses.  Forgive those who do not trust in You 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 their employees and customers fairly.  Forgive those who have not been faithful in giving through tithes and offerings.  Forgive those who have not properly taken care of or shown respect for the community they live in.  Forgive me for not supporting those businesses You have established in my community.  Remind entrepreneurs and business owners in our community to be forgiving; and help them to be quick to forgive.

Lead them not into temptation; but, deliver them from the evil one.

Lord, You are the King of glory.  You are the Lord of hosts.  You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the written text: Psalm 145:1-3, Isaiah 55:11, Psalm 5:12, Proverbs 16:3, Proverbs 3:9-10, Colossians 3:23, Psalm 84:11, Leviticus 26:9, Genesis 12:2, Colossians 1:9-12, Habakkuk 2:2, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 24:10, Revelation 4:11

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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