Prayers for Our City: December 18, 2017 – Business
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I praise Him.” Ps. 28:7
Lord, we agree together in prayer asking for Your Hand of protection to keep us, and praising You for being our shield and defense during what should be a season of love and peace. Thank You, Jesus, for coming into a world of turmoil and darkness to be a living demonstration of the Father’s heart. May our commitment to rejoice in You and give thanks propel us through this season with hearts that choose to pray and not be in dismay! Stir up a spirit of generosity, hope and celebration in Your people as we observe advent and distribute all that You are throughout Huntsville/Madison County.
This week we cover every place of business in our city asking You, Lord, to prosper our retailers; especially small business owners attempting to become established here. [For the ArtsHuntsville local Shopping Guide see http://www.artshuntsville.org/news/shop-local.] May they experience increase and be blessed with good employees. We thank You for their generous spirit in encouraging the community to join them in contributing to non-profits that help our less fortunate during the advent season. As You pour out provision into and through them, we thank You for the impact that Angel Tree, Salvation Army, Kids to Love, Toys for Tots and other programs will have on our city this year.
We pray safety and discernment as our citizens go about shopping, attending Christmas activities, and gathering to enjoy parades, sports, concerts and other holiday events. May Your love fill every coffee shop and restaurant. We invite You, Holy Spirit, to be the guest of honor at office/business Christmas parties and to remind one and all that You make Christmas worth celebrating! We worship You, Light of the world!