Would you pray with me?
Father in Heaven in the mighty, transformative name of Your Son Jesus, I plead your redemptive blood over the coffee industry and exploitation on plantations all over this world. I beg for your transformative power to come into the lives of under-paid baristas and employees all along their supply chains that can't make ends meet. Lord have mercy Jesus. We grieve the physical, psychological, emotional, and sexual abuse that we perpetuate with our purchases and investments and ask your forgiveness for our apathy and inaction. Help us God to do all in our power to ensure that just as we are able to flourish, work, rule and create that those around the corner and around the world who supply us with beans and beverages are able to do likewise. Jesus, You came that all would be made right and then sent us out as ambassadors of reconciliation. You taught us to pray, "Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven". So, God would your kingdom come in the life of Howard Schultz. Would your kingdom invade shareholder and board meetings at Starbucks. Would there be a fundamental reorientation of their hearts towards the purpose that you intended for them and the resources You have given them. We pray for a personal salvation that leads to relational and systemic transformation. Would scales fall from their eyes and Howard, the Schultz Household and the businesses that you have given him charge over be made instruments YOUR GLORY God, and not glorify wealth and powers in this world. You are able to do exceedingly and abundantly beyond what we can ask or imagine, so would you make Howard Schultz and Starbucks an instrument for your redemptive freedom in the Coffee industry and beyond. For Your sake, Jesus let it be so. Amen!