Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Prayer for Commerce

Jill Woodliff of Lent & Beyond posted a Prayer for Commerce at their backup site. This was in response to our Black Friday thread.

Just heard a commercial (commerce = commercial, get it?) on the local radio, imploring South Dakotans to shop local stores and not buy everything on the internet. An interesting challenge, given the convenience, variety and lack of sales tax on the net, and with the temps here falling into the teens and even toward zero when the wind blows.

Here's Jill's prayer, with "blanks" for you to name your community as you pray:

Dear Lord,
We lift up the godly business people on _____ Street and throughout _____. We pray that whatever work they do, they will do it all to the glory of God. You have entrusted them with talents and with money. Deliver them from the service of self alone. May they serve the common good in their workplaces and throughout the community, working to establish Your kingdom in _____. May You be pleased by their faithfulness in what You have entrusted to them and prosper them greatly. Amen.

1 Corinthians 10:31b, Luke 19:11-27

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