The enemy wants you and your business to be broke, helpless, and dead. God desires you and your business to be blessed, fruitful, and prosperous.
Here are 7 powerful verses along with 7 sample prayers to better position yourself and your business to receive the prosperity of God.
(1) Starts in Your Soul
Verse: “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” 3 John 2
Prayer: Lord, teach me how to prosper in my body and in my spirit, for then I am well equipped to receive your blessings over me and my business.
(2) Meditate on It
Verse: “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8
Prayer: Lord, guide me to constantly keep your Word in my Spirit and on my lips. Show me what works best for me to stay in your Word and when/how to meditate on it.
(3) Do It
Verse: “Therefore keep the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.” Deuteronomy 29:9
Prayer: Holy Spirit, rise up in me the courage and the confidence to do what You tell me, when You tell me, and how You tell me to do it – whatever “it” is.
(4) Blessings of Obedience
Verse: “‘Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. ‘The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.’” Deuteronomy 28:1,8,11
Prayer: Lord, keep my paths straight. Correct me if I wonder or get off course. Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance all things you’ve already taught me. Help keep me wholeheartedly committed to obeying Your commands so that we are blessable in Your sight.
(5) Continue in Good Works
Verse: “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8
Prayer: Lord, grant me everything I need to continue your good works as You direct me. May everything I do be led by your Spirit and magnified into never-ending good works that bring you all the glory and honor.
(6) Leverage as a Testimony
Verse: “The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand”. Genesis 39:2-3
Prayer: Lord, let our success be a testimony of Your goodness and blessing. Encourage me to point to you as my great provider, to introduce them to you, and to offer to them the opportunity for you to become their great provider, too.
Verse: “Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, ‘Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.’” Psalm 35:27
Prayer: Lord, how I celebrate your joy in the prosperity you share with me and all those associated with this (your) business. I am humbled and forever grateful. May I always remember all prosperity comes through You.
7 verses – 7 prayers – 7 days/week.
Here is a fast-start prayer plan to prosper you and your business:
1. Copy and paste these prayers into your daily calendar – one verse and prayer per day for the next 4 weeks. Every morning read the verse, meditate on it, use my sample prayer as a beginning point, then pray YOUR prayer out loud.
2. Be a Daniel. Repeat that days prayer 3x a day.
3. Journal how God begins to prosper your soul (#1) and ultimately brings forth celebration in your heart and business (#7).
I love to go back through journals and see things I prayed for in the past and reflect upon how God has responded. I write these prayers down and then I have this habit of weekly looking back and putting a symbol regarding the status. If things are going well, I might put a plus sign or a smiley face. No change earns an = sign. And you know when things are actually moving in the wrong direction, poor God usually gets another journal entry on the topic.
I think prayer is just as important in our business as any other part of our life. As a matter of fact, in my ebook and work book, The Christian Business Edge, I recommend that small business owners develop a Top 10 Business Prayer Request list (see bottom of post).
This is a list of prayer requests that you, your team, and even outside supporters can be praying for.
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What To Include In Your Prayer List
It is human nature to pray for an immediate need or problem. I am suggesting here that you develop a list of prayers that will lead you in the direction of God’s vision for your business. It can include things like:
- breaking into a new niche or industry with your business.
- building a culture in your organization that reflects your values.
- praying for certain milestones or business goals to be achieved for the year.
- finding talent that is required for your business to do excellent work.
- praying that you can be a Godly leader for your team and customers.
- peace in times of stress or economic adversity.
- work that will make a difference in God’s Kingdom.
- that the Lord will be with you in your business and that the Holy Spirit will guide you.
- and yes, we can also pray for resolution to problems!
Thanking God In Advance
I learned a valuable lesson from a 6 year old once who prayed thanks to God in advance for selling their home. It was the innocence and trust of a child that helped me realize that God answers our prayers and we can thank Him in advance because there is nothing too big for our God.
A sincere thanks, though, means we are okay with the outcome whether it matches our exact request or not. I constantly remind myself that I need to pray for His Will and also remind myself that His will is the best thing even if it isn’t what I want.
Timing Is Always Perfect If We Have a God Perspective
If you are an adult with your own business then you already know that our timing and God’s timing do not always line up. But our job is to be faithful with our prayers. We need to keep our list in front of us and pray consistently. If God is silent, then we have to trust His timing includes what is best for us.
I started praying for my business to grow when I first started it. However, it wasn’t for about four years, when my kids were out and about with their own activities that God started sending an abundance of people. Before then He knew I would probably get out of balance again. I started my own business so I could spend more time with my kids.
When they started driving, my business just started growing. It wasn’t really anything I was doing substantially different; it was just the right timing.
Include Other Prayer Warriors
Asking others to pray with you and for your business is a very reasonable request that most fellow Christians are very open to. I know we don’t like to burden others, but asking others to pray is not a burden. It is something they can do that will have a significant impact on you and your business and it honors God at the same time.
A Little Help From Crossroads
Here is a simple Top 10 Business Prayer Requests worksheet for you to get started with. Simply click the link below to download. Also, please feel free to list one or two of your prayer requests in the comments and we would be honored to pray on your behalf.