If I believe that this chair will hold me, I will sit in it.
If I believe my car will take me to work this morning, I will turn the key to start it.
If I believe that prayer is powerful, I will pray.
Do you believe it? If you do, then you’ll pray.
Maybe you already do pray. You pray for your family, friends and your own life circumstances. You pray to intercede on behalf of those who don’t. You pray for big things and small things.
But when was the last time you prayed for your workplace?
When did you last pray for the company you work for, it’s operations, leaders, and employees?
God’s word says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” (Phil 4:6 NLT)
We like the “don’t worry about anything” part of that verse, but we often neglect the “pray about everything” part. We’ll pray about whatever is bringing worry into our lives, but do we really pray about EVERYTHING? Everything includes your workplace.
Every Monday I meet with my plant manager, who is also a believer, to pray. We pray for the company’s success. We pray that machines run well, and employees stay healthy and accident free. We pray for the owners of the company. We pray for wisdom in the decisions we must make in the week ahead. We pray that we will be the light and salt within those walls.
Can I challenge you this week to pray for your workplace, for your co-workers, for your boss? Imagine what changes could be ushered in through your prayers!
Is there a workplace dilemma? Pray about it.
Is there a co-worker that rubs you the wrong way? Pray for them.
Is your company facing a downturn? Pray for it.
Is your boss under some pressure that is trickling down to you? Pray.
You might be thinking, “Well, you just don’t understand what my workplace is like. I have prayed before and nothing changed.”
Don’t just pray for what is possible.
Pray for the impossible.
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God loves the impossible. It showcases His glory and power to answer your impossible prayers.
“…The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”
(James 5:16b NLT)