Have you ever prayed for the media or business? This article really got me thinking. One more thing on my list to pray for – when we say we pray our lives, we really do pray our lives.

Mark D. Roberts wrote a post on Belief Net called Why Don’t We Pray for Business? on May 10, 2010.

I have copied the beginning of his post but I urge you to follow the link and read his thoughts. Click on the next Why Don’t We to find part two and Why Don’t We to find part three.

A few days ago, I commented on a feature of the National Day of Prayer that was mostly overlooked by the mainstream media: an encouragement for churches to pray on the Sunday prior to the official National Day of Prayer. Churches were urged by the National Day of Prayer Task Force, an evangelical group, to pray for seven centers of influence: government, military, media, business, education, church, and family.

As I reflected on this request, it occurred to me that Christians often pray for most of these centers. At least that has been true of my experience in church. When I was pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church, for example, we regularly prayed in worship services for government, military, education, church, and family. But we rarely, if ever, prayed for media and business.

That got me thinking. Why had we – had I – been so selective in praying for certain institutions but not others? I particular, I began to wonder why we neglected to pray for business?