Recently I heard about the owner of a small factory who was greatly respected by his employees – not only for his business skills, but for his integrity and his concern for his employees. They knew he went out of his way to be fair to them, and that more than once during hard times he sacrificed the company’s profits to keep his workers employed.
After his death one of his long-time employees was showing the man’s grandson around the factory.
“This was the secret of his success,” he said. “Every morning he slipped in here before anyone else arrived, and spent at least half an hour in prayer.”
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day