Prayer is about getting into God’s presence. It’s not outlining our agenda to God. When you feel stuck in a rut, not knowing what to say, add the Bible to your devotional moment. God will start releasing inspiration as the words, phrases and verses jump off the page into your spirit. As soon as you get a spark, stop reading and pray over it. Don’t be in such a hurry to get through the Bible that you don’t get the Bible through you.

A businessman in Oklahoma uses his bank as his pulpit and his customers as his congregation. He sees his business as mission. The leadership literally anointed the doors of the bank with oil and prayed for everyone who walks in and out of the them. Board meetings begin with prayer. When considering hiring new employees, prayers are offered over the process. The executive office is often used as a prayer spot for customers and employees. This did not make the bank immune from financial challenges. When the entire banking system went down they took great losses. But they prayed through it and God caused them to recover and be named the #1 community bank in the nation.
It doesn’t matter what you do; prayer is the key to your business, practice or career. The anointing of God isn’t limited to pastors who preach. The favor of God is for everyone.

If you’re an entrepreneur, you need innovative ideas. If you are a physician, you need discernment to diagnose. If you’re in politics, you need the wisdom to govern. All of these are manifestations of the Holy Spirit. Whether you write lyrics or craft legislation, sell homes or teach classes, design spaces or open franchises, prayer is a critical part of the creative process. Don’t just brainstorm: praystorm. Turn your room or office into a prayer room.

Prayer is the difference between meetings and divine appointments. Prayer is the difference between good ideas and God ideas. Prayer is the difference between the favor of God and the luck of the draw. Prayer is the difference between possible and impossible. Prayer is the difference between our best and God’s best. Pray—just do it!

Rev Dr William A Lewis