Prayer for a Deal

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Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well and have enjoyed the sunny days this week. I know some farmer readers have been praying for these levels of rain, so Your prayers have been answered.

Often I get asked to help pray for a successful outcome in a deal or a bid. I normally refuse. It is better to pray for the person involved than for a deal which likely involves competing sides. Nonetheless this week, due to popular demand, I shall leave You with a short prayer which You can use to help colleagues past the finishing post in a transaction. If You believe in something that much and have put in the necessary work then it will realise itself, will it not?

The King James version of the ark story is a good place to start. Note how God tells Noah “Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two”. The word take is important. There is no point hanging around praying for something to happen unless You are proactively involved in making it happen. Noah’s ark would not fill itself. God is not lifting a finger here – he is urging the human to engage in hard work.

No doubt there are many who on account of the Coronavirus are struggling with their businesses or have lost their job. For these people to engage may seem more difficult but they can find a way through persistence and believing. I wish them well. They deserve our prayers more than those who are already successful and demanding prayers for a deal to fall their way. Nonetheless, below is the prayer You need, businesspeople and others consumed by the need for a deal to succeed.

God Bless You all. Try not to lose focus on the bigger picture. The eye of the needle awaits You.

Dear Lord, Thank you for all of your assistance; please add you love and positive energy to all involved in our deal. May the path be cleared for the fruitful realisation of what we are able to achieve when your help and guidance comes to us. We shall try our utmost to maintain humility and calm. Amen