-By Dr. Jim Harris
The enemy wants you and your business to be broke, helpless, and dead. God desires you and your business to be blessed, fruitful, and prosperous.
Here are 7 powerful verses along with 7 sample prayers to better position yourself and your business to receive the prosperity of God.
(1) Starts in Your Soul
Verse: “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” 3 John 2
Prayer: Lord, teach me how to prosper in my body and in my spirit, for then I am well equipped to receive your blessings over me and my business.
(2) Meditate on It
Verse: “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8
Prayer: Lord, guide me to constantly keep your Word in my Spirit and on my lips. Show me what works best for me to stay in your Word and when/how to meditate on it.
(3) Do It
Verse: “Therefore keep the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.” Deuteronomy 29:9
Prayer: Holy Spirit, rise up in me the courage and the confidence to do what You tell me, when You tell me, and how You tell me to do it – whatever “it” is.
(4) Blessings of Obedience
Verse: “‘Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. ‘The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.’” Deuteronomy 28:1,8,11
Prayer: Lord, keep my paths straight. Correct me if I wonder or get off course. Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance all things you’ve already taught me. Help keep me wholeheartedly committed to obeying Your commands so that we are blessable in Your sight.
(5) Continue in Good Works
Verse: “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8
Prayer: Lord, grant me everything I need to continue your good works as You direct me. May everything I do be led by your Spirit and magnified into never-ending good works that bring you all the glory and honor.
(6) Leverage as a Testimony
Verse: “The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand”. Genesis 39:2-3
Prayer: Lord, let our success be a testimony of Your goodness and blessing. Encourage me to point to you as my great provider, to introduce them to you, and to offer to them the opportunity for you to become their great provider, too.
Verse: “Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, ‘Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.’” Psalm 35:27
Prayer: Lord, how I celebrate your joy in the prosperity you share with me and all those associated with this (your) business. I am humbled and forever grateful. May I always remember all prosperity comes through You.