I have a number of Christian friends and colleagues who might describe themselves as “prayer warriors”. They take prayer very seriously, and their prayers encompass the working world. Many of them think planning in the marketplace is “unnecessary” or even “sacrilegious”. They expect that in answering their prayers, God will handle all the details.
I also have a number of Christian friends and colleagues who might describe themselves as “movers and shakers” in the marketplace. They are ambitious, and would say that “failing to plan is planning to fail”. They are intense pragmatists, typically omitting prayer from their process because they see it as impractical.
For many working Christians, combining prayer and planning seems to be a collision of beliefs. Let me encourage you to consider these two tools work best together, and that the intersection of prayer and planning is powerful. If you don’t believe me, re-read Nehemiah’s journey in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem!