…but I am a man of prayer!

I am enjoying reading a great book about church planting by my friend Tim Matthews. It’s called ‘Love Church’ and follows the story of how he and his wife church planted St Swithuns, Bournemouth. It’s a great read and I recommend it to you.

What has struck me is how similar the story of planting a church is to founding a Kingdom Business. In a chapter on the role of prayer he talks about how he answers the question; “how should we pray for a church plant?” He points to how the Apostle Paul prays for the Colossians in Col 1:9-12. He singles out ten things all church plants continually need prayer for. A kingdom business is no different. They are:

  1. May God…fill you with the knowledge of his will
  2. …through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives
  3. …so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way
  4. …bearing fruit in every good work
  5. …growing in the knowledge of God
  6. …being strengthened with all his power according to his glorious might
  7. …so that you may have great endurance
  8. …and patience
  9. …giving joyful thanks to the Father
  10. …who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

What encouragement. This is the hope of every kingdom entrepreneur. I would encourage you to use this as a powerful guide to help you pray for your company.

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