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4 Essential Requests to Ask God for Success in Business




Prayer is simply a conversation with God. It's how we understand God’s will (plan) for our lives and it’s also our line of connecting power. When we shoot prayers up to Heaven we are asking, trusting, and believing that God will intervene favorably in our current situation.


The same goes for us in the realm of business. As Kingdom entrepreneurs, we're working with God to produce in a way that His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:10).


However, I realize that we tend to pray for what we want and not what we need. Don’t get me wrong, God encourages us to come to Him with ALL types of prayers and supplications (Philippians 4:6) -- and warns us that we don't have certain desires of our hearts because we don’t ask Him for them (James 4:2-3). But before we start shooting materialistic requests up to Heaven, it's important to pray for spiritual disciplines that will strengthen us and keep our business in alignment. 


Here are 4 Essential Requests to Ask God, for Success in Business 

Clarity and Direction 

God has a plan and a future for your life and your business (Jeremiah 29:11). Clarity, wisdom, and direction are prayers God encourages. James 1:5 tells us that if anyone lacks wisdom ask God for it and He will give it to them freely, without finding fault in them. If you need to know what God wants you to do, who he wants you to serve, and which platform to be on, ask God for clarity. 


Gaining clarity in business can look like spending time in prayer, fasting, and solitude to hear which direction to go in. Also, don't be afraid to test out what you hear, sometimes clarity and direction come in the trial and error. 


Pray:

God, please go before me and make known the path I need to take. Help me to know and understand what you want me to do in this business and how to do it. Remove the scales from my eyes and ears and give me spiritual insight so I can see, hear, and feel you amid everything. Give me clarity, details, and instructions in a way that I understand.


Perseverance

The Christian walk with God is not easy and takes a lot of faith. Add building a business to the equation and we are in need of a double dose of perseverance. Perseverance is defined as persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Starting, operating, and scaling a business will take some time. As entrepreneurs, we are wired to create solutions to problems. Some of those solutions will work and some may not. What I am saying is, that we will need to persevere in order to withstand the tough seasons in business. 


One way to persevere is by developing your Why and Core values. Your why and core values will help you to stay rooted and keep pushing even in the face of difficulties. 


Pray:

God, give me the fruit of long suffering and make me a prisoner of Hope. Help me to preserve even when I can’t see the desired results. Keep me committed to my why and core values when I feel wavering. And during every season of business help me to always be full of hope, joy, and faith.


Scripture to Remember: 

So do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God you will receive what he has promised - Hebrews 10:35-36



A Pure Heart 

Building a Kingdom business and wanting to produce sales at a high level is a God-honoring desire. God didn't place a business in your heart to fail or for you to struggle, but to thrive and make an impact in your sphere of influence. With that being said, I'll say it like my mom used to say to me "Watch yourself".


Sometimes lines get blurred between our will and God's will. In the sphere of business, because cash flow and sustainability are important, lines can sometimes get blurred when God is asking us to do something unorthodox, (like serve a client for free, invest a significant amount, or take the day off to rest). Ask God to give you a pure heart so that your desires are always aligned with His, a sober-minded in prayer to pray according to what He wants, and that your preference doesn't supersede His purpose for the business. 



Pray:

Lord, give me a pure and clean heart as I pursue this business. Align my thoughts, actions, and desires to yours. Keep my prayers and heart steadfast and in alignment with your will for my life and business. Anything that is not like you in my heart please expose and purify it so that I may stay on one accord with you. 



Divine Favor

Divine favor is a supernatural strategy in business. It's the secret sauce that transformed Esther from orphan to Queen. Divine favor is the endorsement of God that is released upon a person to give the person influence, and access to people, places, things, and unusual opportunities. 


The Bible says what's impossible for man is possible for God. With divine favor, you'll have the energy, ability, opportunity, and power that just is not humanly possible. 


Pray:

God, I speak divine favor over my life and business. As I put my hands on the plow I believe you will send the sales, help, opportunities, and people. Your favor surrounds me like a shield and I receive it with gratitude and expectation



God wants to partner with you in business and one of the main ways to do this is through prayer. The Bible tells us to pray at all times in the spirit with all types of prayers (Ephesians 6:18). God is a strategic partner in your business and will never get tired of hearing from you. As you move along to build what God has given you, be sure to continue to align your desires with His, not turn from His word (Joshua 1:8), and commit all your ways (Proverbs 16:3) to His so that you may see success in all that you do!




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About the Author:

Odaisha Calderon is a Real-estate investor, Certified Life & Business Coach, and founder of The Woman of Power Group. Odaisha empowers Christ-centered women to use their gifts to build Kingdom businesses for income and impact so they can be self-sufficient financially. You can connect with Odaisha on instagram @Thewomanofpowergroup or through email at Odaisha@thewomanofpowergroup.com

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