Why should Businesses Pray?

Invite the Holy Spirit and written word of God to be alive in your businesses in practical ways
Training the Kingdom with Scott Stanger

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Why should businesses pray?

In this episode Scott Stanger spoke about the reason why businesses should pray. Take a step forward and invite the Holy Spirit and written word of God to be alive in your businesses in practical ways.

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Nathan Sack  00:00
Hello welcome to another Faith Horizons kingdom brief. These are short podcasts between 5 and 10 minutes. The purpose of a kingdom brief is to share highlights from ongoing Kingdom activities and announce events in Kansas City. Why should business people pray together? What is to be gained with business people praying together?

Scott Stanger  00:29
Great question. In fact, if you go to our website of God’s Relay Race, which is www kc pray.com, kc pray.com, you’ll actually see that question asked and answered. Why pray? And why pray for businesses? Why are we doing this thing? And in there, the answer opens up with- well, first of all, God says that when we come together in a united way, in Psalm 133, that He is provoked or triggered to command a blessing, that He, He is just so pleased when we come together in a united way. And then that can be a negative as well. For instance, the Tower of Babel back in Genesis, I think it’s chapter six or so is the story of all of these people who come together to build this tower into the skies of self-exultation, but they were united, and God came down, and He’s checking things out there. And He’s saying, wow, these people who are united, they can accomplish anything that they want. And so that’s where it says that God then confuse them by giving them different languages, and they could no longer communicate and work together and collaborate. So the point is, is that when we come together in the united way unto God, that it’s pleasing to Him, and it provokes Him to command a blessing. So that’s why we gather together, but why don’t we do for businesses? Well, right now, even though we’re sitting inside of a church, as we’re doing this podcast, this church is empty, as well as probably 99% of the churches across the city, right now are empty, yet businesses are full, and they will be full, everyday this week for you know, five working days or whatever. And so, life naturally intersects in the marketplace. There’s, that’s the, the transacting of the sale of goods and services. It’s the marketplace of ideas, as well. And we’re out here with an idea. And it’s called the kingdom of God, and we’re bringing it into the marketplace. So why shouldn’t we be praying for the place where most of our waking hours are spent from basically the time we’re about 20 years of age to when we retire at 60? Or 70. So that’s, you know, 40 or 50 years that we spend the best hours of our days in the marketplace working, whether we own the business, or we’re just working in that business, earning a paycheck. So why should we ask the question, God, what do You care about my, my business? What do You care about my career, my vocation, and then allow Him to come in and show us and to collectively pray together for that to be empowered, and to elevate it as we together are God’s people working out there as engineers, as accountants, as architects, as construction people, as salespeople, doctors, lawyers, you know, whatever we’re called to do. 

Do it unto the Lord, collectively, and do it with prayer. And it starts right there. Everything that we do we understand when we come to church, and we kick off the service we start with prayer, and the service ends with prayer. Well, why shouldn’t we incorporate that into our, our workplaces? And that’s, well, that’s what God’s Relay Race is really about. It’s at its core, right there.

Nathan Sack  04:15
Absolutely so cool. And I’ve been a part of God’s Relay Race for, I think about two years now. One of the things that I’ve gained from being a part of a business prayer group is just there’s so much of not only business insight, but also God’s insight in business. It’s like a commingling of the, the insights of God and it’s woven together and the insights of people it’s like, you know, many people describe these things as like a puzzle. Everybody’s got a different piece of the puzzle. And so then we get to see more of the big picture.

Scott Stanger  04:47
Sure. I mean, I’ll give you a quick story. Habakkuk 2:2, is, God said, right there to the prophet Habakkuk, write down this vision, put it in such a way so that a messenger or a courier can run by it, see the thing and then carry it to other people. I was involved with a business down in Waco, Texas years ago. And the executive team one morning in our, in our time, we were praying together over our business and, and we had been working on our, our vision, mission and values of the business. And we were experiencing great success. But we felt like everybody, everyone was not on the same page, so to speak. And as we were praying that Scripture came to mind, for us. I don’t remember exactly, there was one person or two of us or whatever. But it came to mind suddenly, and none of us knew what Habakkuk 2:2 said. But what that was telling us, God was speaking through His Holy Spirit to us, and through His written Word, that, hey, put your vision, mission, values, write it down. Put it in such a way that everybody can embrace it, clearly know what it is, I always say, the three C’s that it’s clear, concise, and compelling. And so we did just that I’m not gonna go into the details of how we did that. But we put it out there and in a significant way so that our employees could clearly see what were our vision, mission, values. And that was a milestone moment, or a catalytic moment where everybody got on the same page. And we started to experience more success in our businesses. People understood the purpose of why we existed as a business and we did it unto the Lord. And so that’s part of what we do in God’s Relay Race. It’s not just praying, but it’s bringing God’s- the voice of His Holy Spirit, the truth of His written Word, bringing it together, and allowing it to become alive in us in our businesses in practical ways. Just like that Habakkuk 2:2 write the vision out and we incorporated that into our business and it was a game changer for us.

Nathan Sack  06:57
Absolutely. That’s so cool.

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Lawrence Griffin
Lawrence Griffin
5 months ago

1823, wow. That is amazing that 200 years of campus revival is still going on today. That was a great interview! I also wonder where the next campus revival will be.

5 months ago

Thanks for the comment Lawrence! I hope next campus Revival is here in Kansas City!

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