ICF - This week's Prayer Focus

People who work in the financial sectors

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Bankers, accountants, actuaries, economists, insurance and mortgage brokers, bank and building society staff, venture capital providers, valuers, stockbrokers, dealers in futures, credit and finance providers, financial speculators, debt counsellors, business transfer agents, debt collectors and credit reference agents.

Loving God you do not condemn money, only those who have made it an idol and allowed its pursuit to become an end in itself. We give you thanks for those whose endeavours make possible the mortgages, pensions, savings accounts, credit cards and myriad of financial transactions on which our lives rely. We pray for those who make financial decisions, help them to act wisely and justly, and as others place faith and trust in their decision-making, may it inspire their own faith and trust in You. - AMEN

Regular prayer for the world of work can be a significant feature in Sunday services. ICF seeks to provide a variety of resources to help those who prepare these. Prayer of this nature is important because:

  • It encourages Christians to see their working lives as part of their Christian Identity

  • It helps those involved in the world of work, particularly when their job makes it difficult to participate in church activities, to feel affirmed and valued.

  • It is a vital part of our intercessory responsibility to the community around us.

  • It communicates a faith that is relevant to real issues to those who visit our churches

Each week, we highhlight different groups of workers and encourage our members and followers to particularly pray for people who work in that sector. We also encourage local churches to include regular prayers for the world of work

As you pray, Consider what might be said in the context of thanksgiving, confession and intercession, both for the workers concerned and for those present.