No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Luke 16:13
Thank you Father, that you have exposed the lies of the enemy that tell us that we must provide for ourselves and scramble for wealth in order to be secure or successful. Thank you that you are our provider, the one who makes sure we have all we need, and the one who measures and determines our success.
May the business people of Colorado Springs be set free from service to mammon and empowered to serve the living God through their business activities. Let our eyes be opened to the deception of mammon so that we are no longer caught up in the excessive desire for money and wealth — that is, greed. Let us be aware of the evil that comes from the love of money and let our hearts be captured by the love of God. Lord, give us your perspective on how to conduct our business and empower us to be your representatives and carriers of your kingdom.
Thanks to Johnny Enlow for insights on this topic in his book The Seven Mountain Prophecy
“We ask God to give [us, His Church in our region] complete knowledge of his will and to give [us] spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way [we] live will always honor and please the Lord, and [our] lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, [we]will grow as you learn to know God better and better. We also pray that [we] will be strengthened with all his glorious power so [we] will have all the endurance and patience [we] need. May [we] be filled with joy,always thanking the Father.” –Col 1:9-12
“In that day the Lord of hosts will be a crown of glory,
and a diadem of beauty, to the remnant of his people.” Isaiah 28:5
Thank you Father for the creativity you have put within us as part of being created in your image.
We pray for those who paint outdoor murals in our city. We pray that you would inspire them to portray your vision for our city, so that they communicate life, goodness, righteousness, glory, and beauty for all to see.
“Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.” Proverbs 1:8
Thank you, Father, for the adventure of going off to college. As young men and women finish their terms and return home to their parents, we pray for your blessing on their reunions. Guide them through the transition, give their parents wisdom on how to receive them back into the home now that they have lived on their own for a while. Show them what needs to change in the family relationships and what should stay the same. Guide the students safely through their summer and direct them to the next step in fulfilling your plans for their lives.
“Be strong & courageous. Don’t be terrified nor discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
O Father, in Jesus precious name, let our youth see that military
enlistment is a call on their lives to serve our nation. We all serve
for we are Your servants. Our career choice is just discovering what You’ve put into our hearts when You created us. Grant Courage, protection, and strength to those who answer the voice within.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 1:2 KJV
Thank you Lord God, that the financial picture for Colorado Springs is improving. We ask that you will continue to bless our City’s finances so that our government may run smoothly, the businesses of the City will prosper, and the citizens will be able to be hired into good paying jobs. Bring Your blessings and prosperity to Colorado Springs, Oh God!
“Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.” –James 5:11
Father God, we pray for the other that provide learning opportunities for undereducated and non-native speakers who struggle with employment issues. We ask that you would prosper the students who are working hard to better themselves and that they would have the resources of time and money to complete the programs successfully. We also pray that the centers where they attend would have the resources they need to continue to provide a place for ESL and GED classes in our city.