Are you praying for your business to prosper and flourish?
Starting a business can be one of the most rewarding but also one of the most overwhelming (or terrifying) leaps of faith you can take.
If you’ve ever wanted to start a business or you already have started one, you might be wondering what you’ve gotten yourself into. Your to-do list is never-ending and ever-growing. Problems will arise day after day that you could not have foreseen.
When you are in the midst of these troubles, you may want to give up because growing a business can seem too hard.
But I want to encourage you with some powerful prayers to pray over your business. If God has called you to build a business that glorifies Him, He will make sure it prospers.
We just have to get on our knees and call out to Him in prayer in order to make our business grow. Let’s look at some powerful prayers to make your God-glorifying business flourish!
How Can We Pray for Businesses
So what are some ways we can pray for our businesses?
What you want to remember is that praying for your business is similar to praying for anything else in your life where you need God’s guidance.
You want to tell God about all of your fears and insecurities. Do you feel unqualified to start a business? Tell Him.
Do you think that the business will fail? Express that to Him. He wants us to share our worries with Him as it says in 1 Peter 5:7:
God cares for you, so turn all your worries over to him. (CEV).
Or maybe you believe you have an amazing business idea that is sure to succeed.
Then pray to God and thank Him for giving you the idea and stay in constant communication with Him throughout every stage of your business.
Prayer Points for Your Business to Prosper
Regardless of if you’re scared or excited about your business here are some prayer points that you can pray about as your business continues to grow:
- Pray for health and strength so you have the energy to grow the business
- Pray for business contacts and networking opportunities with honest godly people
- Pray employees and freelancers that are talented, hardworking, and reliable
- Pray for ideas and creativity as the need arises
- Pray that you will have time to grow the business properly
- Pray that you can afford to grow the business or have access to financing with low interest and isn’t burdensome
- Pray that the products or services you create will connect with others
- Pray that the business will be profitable
- Pray that the business will bless others
- Pray that the business can be a legacy that you can pass on to your children or other family members
- Pray that the business will break negative generational wealth patterns in your family
- Pray that you will be a Christ-like leader and boss
- Pray that you have truly counted the cost of building a business. This is something that Jesus talks about in Luke 14:28.
As you can see, there are so many ways that you can pray for your business! And we haven’t really scratched the surface as there are many more things you can pray for as you will see in a minute.
Prayers for Business
As you just saw, there are so many ways to pray for your business. But now I’m going to share even more ways to pray for your business below!
Be sure to reflect on these business-related scriptures as you pray for your business or that of a friend!
Prayers for Business Growth
Maybe you just started your business or maybe you’ve been in business for a while but you can’t gain any traction. God sees you and understands your pain and frustration.
When you start a small business, you put so much time, energy, and sweat into this new enterprise. You feel like you’ve done everything right but your sales have slowed and the customers are drying up.
This is when you ask God for guidance. Ask Him what steps you need to take to see growth. Your prayer could be:
Dear Father, I’ve started this business and I believe that you wanted me to do so. Yet, I can’t seem to make the impact that I desire to make and I believe you want me to make.
What am I doing wrong? What do I need to do to connect with my potential customers? How can I build trust with them and build confidence in my products?
Please guide me and show me what I need to do in order to grow my business, Lord. Thank you for your wisdom and grace. All these things I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer Blessing for Business and Prosperity
One thing that we want to be sure of is that when we go into business we don’t people profit over people. We want to make sure that if our business is growing, that it is growing honestly and with integrity.
However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t pray for God to bless our business financially.
Psalm 128:2 says:
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. (NIV).
So as long as you are working hard and diligently, there is no reason to shy away from asking the good Lord for material blessings.
Here is an example prayer you could pray:
Dear Lord, I thank you for giving me the energy to work hard in this kingdom business. Because of that, this business has been a financial blessing to my family and the families of others. I pray your continued blessings on the business and even increased blessings.
But more than that, I pray that the money you’ve blessed us with does not become an idol or something that pulls me away from you. Help me to always keep you first in my life no matter what happens financially. All these things I pray in Jesus Name, Amen.
Prayer for Business Breakthrough
Another prayer that you might have as an entrepreneur is for your business to have a breakthrough. Perhaps, you’re making sales but things are starting to plateau and level off.
Maybe you are getting by financially but you would like for the business to prosper and grow more so that it can scale to new heights.
In this case, pray this sample prayer for a business breakthrough:
Dear Lord, I want to humbly come before you again and ask you for a financial breakthrough in our business. I want to partner with you and take the business to new heights. Please show me the path I should take to make this prayer a reality.
Show me who I should talk to that can mentor me and help me grow as an entrepreneur. Help me learn the skills I need to break through this business plateau and scale my business to the next level while always keeping you at the forefront. All these things I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Business Owners
As you network online and in-person with other entrepreneurs, another way you can pray is for other business owners. Of course, you can include yourself in that, but be sure that you keep all business owners in mind as you pray.
Business owners employ other people and they create products that solve problems so they do important work that impacts the lives of many. Let’s keep them lifted up as they do grueling work both mentally and physically.
Dear Jesus, I want to thank you so much for the work that business owners do. I pray for the ones that work in Your name and for Your glory. I pray for the ones who don’t know You.
I pray that they will come to know you while they are still here on earth. I pray that I can be a servant leader and introduce them to the gospel by my words and deeds. I pray that you will bless all of us with health and strength to continue to do the work that we do.
We know that our endeavors help keep others employed and keep food on the tables of families. I pray that you will guide us so that our businesses can flourish and thrive and we can continue to make a positive impact on those around us. Thank you once again, Lord and it’s in Your name, Amen.”
Prayer for Business Ideas
You may have had an amazing idea for a business and hit the ground running with that idea. However, what you probably realize now is that when you run a business, you are constantly having to come up with creative ideas.
And because of this, you might start to feel burnt out creatively. But our God is a creative God who never runs out of ideas and is generous with His wisdom especially when we ask and don’t doubt!
If any of you need wisdom, you should ask God, and it will be given to you. God is generous and won’t correct you for asking. But when you ask for something, you must have faith and not doubt. Anyone who doubts is like an ocean wave tossed around in a storm. If you are that kind of person, you can’t make up your mind, and you surely can’t be trusted. So don’t expect the Lord to give you anything at all. James 1:5-8 CEV
So this is how we can pray for more business ideas:
Dear Lord, I know what a creative and wise God you are and I’m coming boldly before you today to ask you to share that wisdom and creativity with me so that I can make an even bigger impact for Your kingdom!
I’m excited to see what ideas you share with me because I have no doubt that you will because you are also a generous God. You tell me in Your Word that you will share your wisdom with us if we ask with faith and certainty.
Please know my heart and see that this is how I am coming to you right now and I’m thanking you in advance for what you are about to do! Thank you and I ask all of this in Jesus’ name, Amen!
Prayer for Business Employees
You have probably heard the saying, good help is hard to find. But with God on our side, that just may not be the case. Pray that He will bless you with honest and hardworking employees.
Pray that they are reliable and open to instruction. God has gotten you this far so have faith that He will bless you with people who want to make as much of an impact on the kingdom as you do.
How you could pray for employees:
Dear Lord, you have provided me with so much help on my journey but I know that you know that I can’t build this business alone.
I need some workers who have the same vision as you’ve given me. I want to work with people who are talented, honest, and hardworking. They need to be willing to show up every day and work hard.
In return, I pray that you will bless our business financially so that I will be able to pay them a living wage so that they will know that they are appreciated and needed.
Thank you for your love and mercy thus far and I pray that over my current and future employees as well. All these things I pray, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
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Pray these blessings over your business today and for years to come
Building and growing a business will no doubt be a difficult undertaking but with God’s blessing, it can be done.
You may have sleepless nights, profit losses, and business deals that fall through but no matter what always keep God first in your business dealings.
Seek to be honest and forthright and make Christ known in all of your business encounters. And pray these powerful prayers over your business. If you do these things, you are sure to succeed!
Angela Johnson is the owner and creator of Christian Blogging Academy (CBA) & Healthy As You Can (HAYC). She is also a veteran blogger and author with degrees in Business & IT.