Scripture: Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him (Dan.2:20-22).
Proclamation: We proclaim that it is God, and not man, who appoints kings and rulers and also removes them. It is God who gives wisdom and knowledge and reveals hidden things.
Prayer: Father, we pray for all businessmen and women in South Africa. We ask that You would give them wisdom and make them wise, give them knowledge toward better discernment. Bring into the light all corrupt and evil business practices. Let Your light expose the darkness and heal our country’s economy. Remove from us all evil and unrighteousness so that Your light might dwell with us in everything.
Blessing: Heavenly Father, bless our nation with wisdom and knowledge. Bless all business people with wisdom and discernment. May Your light expose all darkness.
Something practical to do today: Today, ask someone in the marketplace if you can pray a blessing over their life. Ask for them to receive the wisdom and knowledge of God in their hearts, and to apply this in their work and in their relationships with their family and friends.