iWork4Him Nation - #1 Prayer
Over time, God has given me some guidelines that we now call the iWork4Him Nation Covenant. This covenant is between anyone and God. It was handed to me piece by piece over the last several years. This isn’t a club or a membership program – this is a commitment to change the way you look at your workplace. To join the nation you need to understand this one verse: Romans 12:2 -
“ Stop Copying the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person, by changing the way you think.”
As Christ Followers – our lives should look decidedly different than those we work around who have not yet become Jesus followers. Are you letting God change the way you think so that your behavior looks different?
Step 1 of the iWork4Him Nation covenant is:
Pray for my co-workers and employees by name each day.
1 Timothy 2:1-5 (NLT) -
1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. 5 For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus.
When we pray – OUR heart changes. When our heart changes we become more like Jesus, little by little. When we pray for those we work alongside, we start to see them the way our Heavenly Father sees them: Lost and Lonely, imprisoned and enslaved. Jesus came to set the captives free. That starts with prayer. Start praying for those you have regular contact with in your office.
Its step one in connecting what you hear on Sunday with what you do in your 9 to 5.
For the Kingdom,
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.