“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:10)

Part of laying a biblical foundation for your business is to listen to God and not to men. The way to do that is to first understand that you’re a steward of your business, and God is the owner. Once you can accept that you’re merely a steward, then your focus will be on pleasing God and not men.

Listening to God doesn’t mean you have to be foolish or make crazy decisions because you’re acting on “faith.” Listening to God means, bringing your Christian faith into your business. Making your faith and beliefs part and parcel of your business.

Sadly, many who profess to be Christians leave their faith behind when it comes to running their business. But, you can’t separate your Christian life from your work and still be a faithful steward. So think about this very seriously before you embark on this journey.

Are you committed to obeying God in your business? Are you willing to stick to biblical principles or are you going to compromise your faith to achieve success?

Trust me, you are going to be tested and will have lots of opportunities to ignore God in your business, but I hope you’ll stay faithful and always choose the Lord no matter how hard it may be, or how appealing the alternative is.

Dear Lord Jesus, I need these Scriptures today about listening, a lot. For more than once, people who love me have indicated their frustration with my listening skills—or worse, my commitment to take what they say seriously.

You’ve given me two ears and one mouth, and the anatomical ratio is no mere accident. Help me become a much more engaged, attentive listener. Help me hear what people are meaning to say, not what interpretation I place on their words. Help me to listen with my heart, not just with my ears.

Jesus, no one does this better than you. No one is quicker to listen. I never have to snap my fingers to get your attention. I never have to reel you back into focus. I never catch you looking away, as though you’re bored with me. I never have to repeat myself several times to make sure you heard what I actually said.

You never interrupt me. You never spin what I’m saying. You never talk over me when I’m trying to tell you something. You never finish my sentences for me, though you could. There’s no one who listens as attentively, respectively, and compassionately as you.

Jesus, I don’t think I need healing for deafness, but more grace for listening—first and foremost to you. You’re always speaking to me through the Scriptures by the Holy Spirit, and you only speak words of life. What a foolish man I am not to hang onto every syllable you utter.

Help me give my wife, my children, and my friends the gift of being really heard. I find no joy in frustrating the very people who love me. Bring the gospel to bear in such a way that I will become more notorious for my good listening than for my frequent speaking.

It’s a humbling joy to confess specific sin to you today, Lord Jesus. I’m confident of your care and help. So very Amen I pray, in the trustworthiness and riches of your great name.

                                             PAYBILL 762763, ACC/NAME: SUPPORT

(The following prayers should be said every day together with the prayer of that particular day)

Heavenly Father, thank you that your word enlightens my eyes, purifies my soul and preserves me for eternal life. Your word says that I can do all things through you who strengthens me. Please give me the strength I need to succeed in business. Bless my work with prosperity for my good and for your glory. May the love of the Father, the tenderness of the Son, and the presence of the Spirit, gladden my heart and bring peace to my soul, today and for all days. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

O Lord, my God, thank you that you are infinitely, consistently and perfectly wise. I ask that you open up your hand and give me success in my business. Bless all the work of my hands and cause me to prosper. May my work glorify you. Hear my prayer, O Lord. Let the majesty of the Father be the light that guides me, the compassion of the Son be the love that inspires me and the presence of the Spirit be the strength that empowers me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Our Father Prayer; 3 times

Almighty God, I invite You, O God, to be my business partner and show me how to prosper.

I eagerly desire Your blessing and favor upon my home, family and business.  Therefore, as a business owner in this country and especially city, I declare that I will persevere to conduct my affairs with good character, while upholding honesty, integrity and loyalty to those I serve.

I declare that mercy and truth are a trademark of my life and business.

I declare that I am blessed with creative ideas that are anointed for breakthrough.

I declare that Holy Spirit has given me strategies for success.

I declare that You will guide me to make any changes that are needed, including the best location so that my business will prosper.

I declare that You will help me correctly identify people’s needs and how to offer the products that benefit my customer’s needs.

I declare an increase in divine encounters, sales and contracts that increase my business.

I declare my business is blessed to be a blessing to others and is an testimony of God’s goodness in my life.

Thank You, Father, for hearing this prayer and declaration and sending forth Your answers.

In Jesus’ Name!  Amen!

(Depending on your business and the type of challenges you go through, you can add a personal prayer here. It is good to appreciate that business men and women go through different challenges. Also, good to note that every Friday of this novena, is a fasting Friday. It is so providential that part of Lent is in this novena. Our Fridays are; 10th, 17th and 24th)

                                             PAYBILL 762763, ACC/NAME: SUPPORT

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