This is the fifth installment in a series of excerpts from Gene Seehafer's Monday to Saturday Prayers: For Men and Women in Business.
Part I. A Systems Approach. Continued
"2. Short-Range Planning
If you don't feel as close to God
as you used to
make no mistake
about which one has moved.
"Lord God, just as we build and improve products and services in business, help me to improve my business prayer program with you.
"Help me to be comfortable praying to you on weekdays, and regularly, from this place of work. Teach me to communicate with you throughout the day and not just as an 'emergency tow-in service' when I'm in deep trouble.
"Help me remember Jesus said, 'I tell you, then, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you received it and it will be yours.' * Right now I want a faith that works on weekdays as well as on Sundays. Help me."
" * Mark 11:24, New English Bible (Copyright 1961, 1970, by the Delegates of the Oxford University Press; excerpts reprinted by permission). There are many translations of the Bible available today. By purchasing two or three different versions, reading them regularly, and comparing translations, the man or woman in business can enhance his total Christian development. Good starting points are Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John in the New Testament, covering the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. . . ."
To be continued.