Prayer Intentionality in the Workplace


Last week we talked about prayer intentionality in our homes. Our homes is where our faith is planted and grows without restriction.  We are authentic in our homes.  I am going to really challenge you today about prayer intentionality in the workplace. Stop now if you  don’t want to be convicted…
 
Most of us have a daily routine.  We get up at the same time, get ready the same way, drive our car to work on the same roads, get to our desks at the same time and execute our days the same way.  We eat lunch at the same places, and leave for home at the same time.  Routine…we like routine.  Routine is predictable.  Yet our Savior didn’t operate in routine.  He was led by the Spirit to do the work the Father called him to do, when he was called to do it.  Is your calling any different?

Jesus never missed the people around him.  He was encouraging, teaching, healing and praying for them all day long.

 How about you?  Do you work around people? Do you talk to people regularly?  Do you notice the people around you?  Do you know what their prayer needs are

Here is the challenge. We have discussed the need to be intentional in praying with our spouses every day, and praying for our children.  Now, let’s consider praying for our co-workers and employees. Praying for co-workers and employees can be an amazing experience.  Jesus said:

 Love our Enemies and pray for those who persecute you

Have you ever done that?  How about praying for those who don’t persecute you? Jesus assumed you were doing that already.  We all have people that intersect our lives each day.  What are their names?  What are they struggling with?  What is their spouses name, their kids names?  When you start praying for them, your heart will be opened to loving them the way our Father loves them.  

Start praying for them and then let them know you are doing it.  

Ask them “Hey I have been praying for you and I wanted to know if there was anything specific you wanted me to be praying for?”  Make this a part of your daily routine.

Prayer in the workplace will transform your heart and start to heal the workplace you are in. Be bold today. Start praying with intentionality in your workplace.

Next week: Did you hear me?

About the Author, Jim Brangenberg


Jim's Mission: To transform Christian-run businesses through mentoring Christian Business Owners (CBOs) by incorporating the servant leadership of Jesus Christ in their businesses, their home life and their walk with Christ.


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