For NAD Pastors
Connecting with Business Owners on the Island of Yap
Sample Prayer and Blessing
Your First Visit
“Hi! How are you doing? Let me introduce myself. My name is ________________. On behalf of my church, we want to let you know we’re thinking about you and your business [identify by name]. We’d like to pray for you, and with you if you would like. We know how tough these times are, and as a church we realize how important our community is to us. You’re part of our community, and we want share with you and other businesses here in your concerns. Our way of saying how important you are is to speak to God and to ask for a blessing on you and your business. This is not a gimmick; it’s the way we believe we can share together and that we are truly a community.
Is there anything special that you would like us to think about and pray about?”
(Before praying make sure you know the first name of the person you are praying for, and the name of their business.)
Do not feel discouraged if the person is not willing to pray with you. Keep a friendly attitude and indicate that you will be praying for him/her and his/her business.
I am praying especially for_______ and his/her business_________. You know how things are for them right now, and we are asking for your special blessing on them as part of our community here in ___________. We look to you as our Lord and our God, and know you make a difference in all our lives. We want to invite you into every aspect of the way we live, and so we simply pray you will be with ________, and bless their business _________ in every way you can. We ask this to honor your name and in accordance with your will. Amen.
It’s been a pleasure to visit with you and I want to leave a little reminder of our visit today as an assurance that we will continue praying for your business and for you individually. I’m not the only one praying for you; our entire congregation is interested in your well being and will be praying for you and your business.”
Hope for Humanity has the complete Community Prayer and Blessing Kit available for you at no charge through AdventSource.