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May 23

Praying for Your Employer

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One aspect of our work that we often overlook is praying for our employer. We review the example from scripture where the prophet Jeremiah wrote to the Jewish people in exile to “seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper." (Jeremiah 29:7, NIV)
This is a reality easily overlooked. If your company or business does not prosper, you do not prosper. For example, if the company has a cash-flow problem and is losing money, they will not be in a position to give raises.  
That’s why it is important that you pray for the business you work for and its leaders.  Consider the following ways you could pray:

·      Ask the Lord to help the business provide quality service so customers will come back and tell others about your company.

·      Pray that your employer would be ethical and honest in all business transactions.

·      Pray that business leaders will be attentive to future trends to understand what adjustments need to be made that will keep your company in the right place in the market.

·      Pray that the owner and management find or deepen a relationship with Christ.

·      Ask the Lord to help you keep a Christ-like attitude on the job that will open opportunities to witness to those in authority over you at work.

If you have an opportunity to connect with other Christians, consider forming a prayer group to pray for these things on a regular basis. Add additional items that you feel would be a good prayer focus for the future.
As God answers your prayers, you will see different ways your company prospers for all the right reasons. A prospering business will help you prosper in your job. It will give you more reasons to follow Jeremiah’s example and keep your praying for your employer to prosper.
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