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The primary prayer theme for the annual See You At The Office marketplace prayer campaign is Be The Salt And Light.  As believers unite in prayer each year at the office for any  2 days during the week of July 14th,  we can confidently place our trust in the promise of God found in 2 Chronicles 7:14 stating,

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Therefore, to help facilitate the See You At The Office prayer campaign in the marketplace, leaders can use the five prayer points highlighted below to lead personal and corporate prayer meetings at the office anytime during the day for any 2 days during the week of July 14th.

Since prayer is nothing more than a simple conversation with God about important matters on our hearts, each prayer meeting should merely be a time of simple prayer requests made to God with private meditations upon His Word. Even if there is only one person willing to stand in the gap at the office and pray for the nation and the marketplace, significant impact can result. James 5:16 (NLT) states, “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results”; therefore, it’s not about the length of prayer or the quantity of prayers, but rather the earnest prayer of anyone willing to stand in the gap and pray.  With that said, please utilize the following five prayer points to lead a time of earnest prayer at each See You At The Office prayer meeting – personal or corporate.

Prayer Point #1: Pray for God’s people to turn from sin and be the salt and light of the kingdom of God in the marketplace

In Matthew 5:13-16, the Lord tells believers:

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

With our Lord’s exhortation in mind, let us pray for the unity of God’s people to turn from sin and faithfully fulfill their spiritual leadership responsibilities to be the salt and light of the kingdom of God in the marketplace.

Prayer Point #2: Pray for believers to be empowered with Holy Spirit boldness in the marketplace

The book of Acts records in 4:29-30 a prayer for boldness of believers in the early church and the Lord’s response as follows:

“’Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.’ And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.”

As believers in this 21st century stand together and pray in the marketplace, may the Lord grant us the same kind of boldness to be His kingdom ambassadors in the marketplace.

Prayer Point #3: Pray for our nation and our leaders in authority

In 1 Timothy 2:1-2, Paul encourages believers to pray for our nation [all men] and our leaders in authority stating:

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

Let us pray for the Lord’s continued blessing and favor upon our nation and our leaders, making our prayers and supplications known to Him with thanksgiving in our hearts for His grace that is sufficient, His mercy that endures forever, and His faithfulness that reaches to the heavens.

Prayer Point #4: Pray for our companies to have the resources and provision needed to fulfill their purposes in the kingdom of God

In the kingdom of God, the Lord does not only care about our eternal needs as human beings whom He created in His image.  He also cares about our temporal needs on earth until we are united with Him in heaven; therefore, He gives people gifts and talents to be used for the purpose of serving others on earth and helping to meet the temporal needs of His creation.  In 2 Corinthians 9:8 the apostle Paul writes,

“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.”

Let us pray that the Lord will provide the sufficiency of all resources necessary to fulfill each of our organization’s mission and purpose in the kingdom of God as we work unto the Lord and not as unto men.

Prayer Point #5: Pray for the leaders and the team members of the organization to be empowered in grace to work with a spirit of excellence, wisdom, commitment, generosity, humility, and faith.

In Titus 3:1-2, the apostle Paul provides great direction for the behavior and conduct of believer’s in the workplace stating:

“Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.”

Let us pray that the Lord will strengthen each member of our team to walk in obedience to His will and His commandments in the workplace, giving honor and respect to one another and the leaders whom God has given authority to lead, resting in the peaceful knowledge that the Lord alone raises up leaders and removes leaders in accordance with His perfect plan for His kingdom on earth.

Have a blessed “Make It Happen” day and I will See You At The Office!

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