Prayers for Evangelical Believers:
A Prayer for the Well-being of Delphi Corporation
by Ed Vasicek
We see the newspaper headlines; one of our largest area employers, Delphi, is considering bankruptcy. Lord, we fear because of this. We fear for our own well being, we fear for our families, we fear for our churches and the missionaries our churches support, and we fear for our community. We know that, economically, so much depends upon the health of this massive employer. If Delphi leaves, our city and counties will be devastated.
Lord, at a time like this, we realize that we need your hand of assurance. Our first choice is simple: we want the company to take an upward turn; we want to see a loss turned into gain, a loan turned into a savings cushion. We have no doubt that You can do this, and we pray that you would. This is not just about stockholders; it is very much about families.
But we are not Your fair-weather friends. Like the prophet Habakkuk, we affirm, "Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights…" (Habakkuk 3:17-19a).
Yet, Lord, we are asking You to guide the leaders of this corporation with a wisdom beyond themselves. We pray that Delphi would not only stay afloat, but prosper.
Lord, our individual futures, the future of our part of the state, indeed the future or our nation and this world are truly in Your hands. We can think of no better place for them to be. We know that whatever happens to us, Your children remain in Your care. And it is therefore with confidence that we offer this prayer to in You in the Name of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
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