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Father, we ask that you secure our infrastructure, take care of our workers, and protect our economy from the fallout of a rail shutdown.

This is yet another problem facing our economy. We must pray that this is not the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

From The Center Square. Small businesses, truckers and the rail industry are warning that a major economic fallout would occur if railway unions follow through with a strike beginning Friday, including further supply chain delays, increased inflation, lost jobs and shuttered businesses.

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The groups said there would be “dire consequences” if the railways shut down. A range of goods, including grain, oil, ethanol, fertilizer, and more are transferred via rail and would be in significant danger of supply chain shortages. That would likely mean higher prices for consumers across the board.

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council sent a letter to Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle saying small businesses will not survive any more economic disruptions. Recent surveys from the small business network Alignable show 63% of businesses have frozen hiring, and in July about half said they are in danger of going out of business this fall.

“Most of our nation’s small businesses will not be able to endure another disruptive economic event that throws business operations and supply chains into chaos,” SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan wrote in the letter. “If the freight railroads and their unions fail to reach an agreement by the end of the week, a shutdown of the nation’s rail service would inflict costly – and perhaps irreversible – harm for many local businesses nationwide.”

report from the Association of American Railroads said that the shutdown would cost $2 billion per day and “would immediately harm every economic sector served by rail.” The group said 7,000 trains per day would be affected and would “trigger retail product shortages, widespread manufacturing shutdowns, job losses and disruptions to hundreds of thousands of passenger rail customers.”

Currently, rail moves about 28% of U.S. freight, which means trucks would have to pick up the slack. Union leaders are haggling over time off, pay raises and bonuses as several industries watch closely, fearing the worst. …

How are you praying for the Lord to protect our economy and small businesses? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Excerpt from The Center Square. Photo Credit: Akshay Nanavati on Unsplash)

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Darlene Estlow
September 16, 2022

Father, may the enemy of life be stopped in his destruction of our country. I pray for a resolution to the possibiility of a strike. I declare that there will be an agreement so there will not be a shutdown. We praise your name that you are working.

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Kathy Emahiser
September 16, 2022

Father, we pray that you will intervene in this situation regarding the railroad industry. We know that you have the perfect solution all around. Therefore, we pray that those involved in any type of negotiations will seek you for guidance and direction. Without you Father, this entire country will collapse, so we thank you for taking what the enemy has meant for evil and turning it around for our good. In Jesus name, I pray with thanksgiving Amen.

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Raymond Via
September 16, 2022

Lord I pray this insidious plot of the enemy is thwarted for the good of this nation. God protect us from globalists who despise your word. This strike is nothing short of a tactic of war and it has to be stopped now though your warring angels and heavenly hosts. We through Jesus the Name Above Every Name, we decree and declare this tactic will not succeed through the Power of Your Blood Covetent and the Blood of Christ over this nation of ours. Lord you said in Isaiah 55:11 Your Words shall not come back to you void, but accomplish the thing in which you sent it. You told your prophetic voices that you would restore this eagle nation back to you for the end time harvest of souls. We decree this thing will collapse on itself in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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