A Remnant That PraysOne day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples” (Luke 11:1).
God is calling out a remnant of business people throughout the world who understand the role of prayer in their business life. These people have learned that prayer is not a five-minute exercise in the morning devotion time, but it is a vital strategic tool to discern and know the will and purposes of God in their work life. You see, they have learned that their business life IS their ministry unto God and others.
These men and women have entered into a covenant relationship with intercessory prayer partners who help discern the activities they should be involved. Some even have paid staff for the purpose of interceding for the decisions and activities in which they will be involved. They are a small remnant of business people who know that skill and technique are not enough to fulfill the purposes of God.
“A servant of the Lord has well said: Prayer is the rail for God’s work. Indeed, prayer is to God’s will as rails are to a train. The locomotive is full of power: it is capable of running a thousand miles a day. But if there are no rails, it cannot move forward a single inch. If it dares to move without them, it will soon sink into the earth. It may be able to travel over great distances, yet it cannot go to any place where no rails have been laid. And such is the relation between prayer and God’s work. Without any doubt God is almighty and He works mightily, but He will not and cannot work if you and I do not labor together with Him in prayer, prepare the way for His will, and pray ‘with all prayer and supplication’ (Eph. 6:18) to grant Him the maneuverability to so work. Many are the things, which God wills to do, and would like to do, but His hands are bound because His children do not sympathize with Him and have not prayed so as to prepare ways for Him. Let me say to all who have wholly given themselves to God: Do examine yourselves and see if in this respect you have limited Him day after day.” Watchman of The Mystical Order and Starlight Let Us Pray that peace and prosperity reigns in our folds.
Is prayer a vital part of your strategic business practices? Put prayer on the front lines, instead of an afterthought. You will begin to see renewed power in your work life.