This Week's Prayers
(Meditation: Psalm 46:10)
Dear God, I feel guilty when I'm not busy. I'm afraid of spare time, so I try to stay busy. I like to think of myself as "a person on the go." Help me to consider, "on the go -- to where?" and "on the go -- for whom?" Help me to be still and know that You are God. Your peace passes my understanding -- help me to understand more about the quiet and the order of days spent in Your will. Amen.
(Meditation: Romans 12:9-10)
God, help our organization to be a place where everyone can engage in Christian service. May our goods and services be the best that we can provide. May we treat others like we want to be treated. And may we be honest in everything we do. In Jesus' name. Amen.
(Meditation: Psalm 27:1)
God, help me to see things as they really are. In business everyone is trying to influence everyone else. Sometimes it's difficult to see things objectively, and to make clear decisions. Something nags at me when big decisions have to be made. Maybe it's the fear of being wrong. God, my task is not too difficult, but my faith is too small. Guide my thinking and my decisions. In Jesus' name. Amen.
(Meditation: II Corinthians 9:8)
Lord, sometimes I feel out of step with You. I feel separated from You. Is it my ambition? Is it my children? Is it my fear of growing old? Is it my fear of being sick? Is it my fear of failure? Is it my disappointment and bitterness that stands like a huge wall between us? Is it my pride? Is it my possessions? Is it my self-righteousness? God, help me search and know my soul, and yield myself to You. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
(Meditation: II Peter 1:5-6)
God, I pray for those whose money-pressures are like quicksand, sinking them deeper and deeper into debt. I pray for those who won't make a budget because they are afraid to face the facts. I pray for those who save nothing for their children's college education, or for retirement, because they spend all they make on cars, and clothes, and gadgets, and entertainment. I pray for those who don't give, because other expenses come first. God, help them to talk about what's really important, to trust each other enough to set priorities, and especially to put their trust in You. In Jesus' name. Amen.