Prayer & Fasting (Day 9)

FLOURISHING OUR BUSINESSES & THE WORK OF OUR HANDS

Paul’s experience with low-achievers in the Church is one of the reasons he wrote the believers in Rome and told them to be “not slothful in business.…”The word “slothful” is the Greek word okneros, a word that means lazy or idle. It carries the idea of a person who has a do-nothing, lethargic, lackadaisical, apathetic, indifferent, lukewarm attitude toward life.

It is very interesting that this word translated “slothful” is the identical Greek word used in Matthew 25:26 when Jesus tells of the “wicked” servant who was thrown into outer darkness because he produced nothing significant with the resources that had been entrusted to him. In these contexts, both “slothful” and “wicked” denote an attitude of apathy that should have no place at all in the life of a Christian. Praying for our businesses and the work of our hands to prosper cannot be over emphasised.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: DEUTERONOMY 8:18, DEUTERONOMY 28:13, 2 CHRONICLES 15:17, ESTHER 4:14B, PROVERBS 10:5, PROVERBS 12:24, PROVERBS 13:4, PROVERBS 21:5, PROVERBS 22:1, PROVERBS 22:29, DANIEL 5:12, HABAKKUK 3:19 

PRAYER POINTS

1. I reject the syndrome of “good beginner, bad finisher“ and declare that it will not operate in my life in the Name of Jesus.

2. I release the blessings of God over every goal I have set for my business in the year 2020 in Jesus Mighty Name.

3. O Holy Spirit, I declare that you are the Senior Partner in my Business. Therefore assist me in all my decisions making in Jesus Mighty Name.

4. O Lord Jesus, I release the favour of God over my business, my employees, my associates, and customers.

5. Father in the Name of Jesus I reject every spirit of discouragement opposing the pursuit of my business ideas.

6. Eternal Father, in the Name of Jesus, give me a teachable spirit, passion to learn and the Grace to adopt to change.

7. I declare in the Name of Jesus that every aspect of my business will yield fruit in abundance.

8. Empower me through my Business and the work of my hands to be a financial promoter of the Body of Christ in Jesus Name.

9. Bless all my employees with the spirit of excellence in everything they do in Jesus Precious Name.

10. By the working of the Holy Spirit, I receive winning ideas for my business and the work of my hands in the Name of the Lord Jesus.

11. Father, I thank you for establishing my business and the work of my hands in Jesus Mighty Name.