Prayer For Business Owners in Difficult Times

Oct 22, 2015, Written by Sue Miley

As a Christian business owner, I pray about my business a lot.  I know we sometimes feel it is a selfish prayer to ask for help in our business, even in difficult times.  But my understanding is that we are to pray without ceasing and to come to the Lord with our petitions, and to me, that includes my business.

I admit that I am pretty laser-focused in my prayers.  I will pray for specifics, however, I usually include thanks, a prayer request, a plea to get me and my control-self out of the way, and in the end, a prayer for His will.

A Prayer For Business Owners

Here is the type of prayer I would say in general for my business.

Lord, thank you so much for my business.  I know, just like everything else, even my business comes from You.  Help me to follow Your ways in my work so that I can honor You and glorify You.

Things are hard at times Lord, but I know You don’t promise us easy.  I just pray, Lord, that when things are difficult, I can be a Godly leader.  I pray I will not be overcome by fear and worry.  I pray that I will stay the course and trust that the vision I have for my business is Your vision.  I will try to treat others I encounter, be it staff, vendors, or customers, with love, respect, and integrity.

But, Lord, I can’t do it in my own strength, only in Yours.  

I pray, Lord, that I can show perseverance and be a light to others.  I know you call us to be a city on a hill.  I pray that our business can set an example that by following You, even in the market place, that we will have an advantage.

I pray, Lord, that as I claim your promises from Matthew 6:26…

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

…that I can lay down the worry that Satan wants to plant in my mind and stray me from your path.

Lord, times are difficult, but I will stand strong and wait on you, Lord.  Thank you for being here for me when fear threatens my resolve.  I pray, Lord, that Your will be done, because I know that You love me and Your will is what is best.

I pray these things in Jesus great name,

Amen

Right now, I am also lifting up all who are reading this and praying God will show you His power, grace and mercy over and in your business.

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  1. AvatarAngela says

    Amen and Amen. I am right here praying God will show me His Power, Grace and Mercy over and in my business. Only the Lord knows I need a miracle for a break through in my business.

  2. AvatarLloyd says

    Awesome, we all need to pray God’s will for our business, in fact it is His business and He knows what He wants to accomplish through our businesses. I too am praying for a breakthrough in my business and I just keep trusting the God will come through in a big way

    Bless you for the thought, AWESOME !

    • AvatarSue Miley says

      Lloyd it truly is God’s business too! I have been studying recently about the timing of God. We need to stay the course if we believe our vision is from God and trust His path and timing. I am standing in prayer with you!

  3. AvatarR Carter says

    Thank You Lord for the opportunity to come to You, for apart from You we can do nothing. Thank You for this Woman of God.

  4. Avatarmariann says

    Ame and amen! Lord here I am rigth now praying that you will guide me doing my business! You know my desire that how i really wish to help people in need, BLESS me Lord to be the Blessings of many!

  5. AvatarWahome says

    Only God who knows and understands our pain ,frustrations and above all God ways are not our ways . I need a miracle for a breakthrough in my business . My Brothers and Sisters pray for me to God for a miracle to happen where you are now. Geoffrey Wahome

  6. AvatarChristy says

    Dear sue,
    Please pray that due my sudden Heath problem, my business went for a full stop, I should able retain all that I promised my client successful.
    Please help me Lord that I will be able to get back my business .

    I don’t understand why there Was Satan attack so badly on me.
    Please help me
    Christy Henderson

  7. AvatarBrandi Eubanks says

    Asking you to Pray for my business? I pray daily for prosper and the Lord to send customers. As I always be the blessing the light for his purpose and glory alone. I’ve never been able to do it alone I always ask for his favor his guidance his strength and help. I didn’t do well last year. I’m sure of being a kid friendly person and I feel like it’s drawing me to do something Involving children, I own a boutique now with some art that I paint on old wood. Thank you for your prayers and I also would love for someone to purchase it that loves Jesus like i do. God bless

  8. AvatarSantiago T. Macasaya says

    Amen, on & on, to all the foregoing curt prayers w/c were given by humble and inspired brethren. All what I’d like to petition to you my Lord, God, and Savior were already expressed by them. It seems we’re on the same boat trying to thrive & succeed in the respective businesses we’ve engaged in.Thank you Almighty LORD for believing and trusting in you completely. Cheers!

  9. AvatarJim Harper says

    I have reached the point where my faith has been slipping. I an a believing Judeo- Christian and have operated three businesses over the past 35 or so years, and have learned that businesses always have a beginning, a middle and an end. As a general rule I have been a Lone Eagle type of Entrepreneur, I have supported my family, sent my kids to school and pressed onward; but now I am beaten down and see my failings only too well. (As they say, hindsight is always 20-20.) That’s just the way of things now. My present business seems to be falling apart now after a total of 13 years – it is really frustrating, but I am now 70 years old and don’t have as much steam as before. Things are dissolving and my creditors are hounding me for resources I don’t presently have. Fortunately its only my wife and myself now, and I suppose I will be driving a taxi or something similar soon if things really go down the toilet. I have enjoyed being self employed and the life style of entrepreneurial freedom but when things head south, it becomes a major mental
    millstone that is hard to shed, just at the time when you have to look around for options and as Eldridge Cleaver wrote so many years ago ” pull your balls out of the sand”

    Well, enough whining for now. I trust that Jehovah God will show me what my future path is. As Winston Churchill wrote, ” Success is going from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm!” The worst that can happen is that I fail one more time after giving things my best shot. My name is Jim, and I would ask for the prayers of anybody who reads this missive.

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Sue Miley

Sue Miley MBA, MA, LPC helps small business owners build successful businesses on a foundation of Christian values. After 20 years in business, and 10 years as a Christian counselor, Sue uses a combination of faith, business and psychology to help clients in business and in life.