Father in the name of Jesus, I thank you for dispersing spiritual blindness from my spirit. I thank you for lifting me out of the pit, and destroying the power of the grave. You are trustworthy and will help your own. I come before you with gratitude for the opportunities you’ve placed all around me. I acknowledge that you’ve positioned me here not just as an observer but as a player in the unfolding story of our economy. Lord, grant me the wisdom to see the needs around me as opportunities. May I become a catalyst for positive change, contributing to the growth and well-being of my community.
The earth is the Lord’s, with all its wealth; the world and all the people living in it (Psalm 24:1 BBE). Therefore, I come to you with clean hands (I will only engage in ethical businesses), and a pure heart (my motivations for seeking economic power are righteous and just). Lord, instill in me a heart of service. May my pursuits be not solely for personal gain but for the betterment of those around me. Guide me in fostering relationships, collaborating with others, and creating networks that enhance the collective prosperity of our economy at the local, national and global levels.
I pray for discernment in understanding the local dynamics so that my efforts can be aligned with the genuine needs, hopes, and aspirations of the people. Help me to understand the pulse of our community so that my efforts can be a source of empowerment and upliftment. Give me the courage to step outside of my comfort zone, to innovate and pioneer solutions to the problems we face. Allow my actions to motivate others to join me in the effort to make our community more vibrant, sustainable, and economically resilient. May my economic activities demonstrate the transformative power of faith-driven action. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.