This month at Ignite Purpose, we are delving into the importance of prayer in all aspects of life. Today, we have Joe Curto with us, sharing his inspiring journey of how he brought prayer into his business and experienced God’s guidance and direction in remarkable ways. Joe, a co-owner of a construction company, understood the significance of incorporating prayer into their decision-making process. He, along with his Christian partners, recognized the value of seeking God’s direction alongside their experience and talents. Here are some of the practices they embraced: Morning Prayer Meetings: Regularly, Joe and his partners gathered in prayer before starting their workday. Rather than relying solely on their expertise, they sought God’s leading in every aspect of their business. Strategic Retreats: Annually, they took time away on retreats to pray and plan their business strategy. They sought God’s confirmation and guidance in their decision-making, allowing Him to redirect their path if needed. Personal Growth and Direction: Joe and his partner attended teaching seminars to seek God’s direction not only for their business but also for their personal lives. They valued spiritual growth and sought God’s wisdom in all areas of life. The impact of prayer in their business was profound. God directed them to drop a legal case, which would have been won eventually through natural means, but the Spirit led them to a humbling decision. Additionally, they received guidance when facing stressful situations, reminding them to support and lift one another during challenging times.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.

So, What… for This Week?

Let’s take this testimony as an inspiration to seek God’s guidance in every area of our lives—both personal and professional. As leaders in our families and businesses, let’s surrender our own abilities and trust in God’s wisdom and direction. Spend dedicated time in prayer and study God’s Word, listening for His voice, and experiencing His leading. As we bring prayer into every aspect of our lives, we will witness God’s hand at work, aligning our paths with His divine purpose. Let’s be men who lead with humility and rely on God’s guidance to make impactful decisions for our families, businesses, and communities.

Stay tuned for more empowering testimonies and teachings from Ignite Purpose. Until then, may you continue to deepen your prayer life and experience God’s leading in remarkable ways.