I thought I would include the prayer below in the post I published earlier today, How to Effectively Bring Prayer Into the Workplace. That post ran long so I was not able to include it there, but I liked this prayer so much that I wanted to share it with you.
Lord Jesus, as I enter this workplace, I bring your presence with me. I speak Your peace, Your grace, and Your perfect order into the atmosphere of my workplace.
I acknowledge Your Lordship over all that will be spoken, thought, accomplished, and decided this day.
Lord Jesus, I thank You for the gifts and skills that You have deposited in me. I do not take them lightly, but commit to using them responsibly and well.
Give me a fresh supply of truth and beauty upon which to draw as I do my job today. Bless my creativity, my ideas, my energy so that even my smallest task may bring You honor.
Lord, when I’m confused, guide me – when I’m weary, energize me.
Lord, when I’m burned out, infuse me with the light of Your Holy Spirit.
May the work I do, and the way I do it, bring hope, light and courage to all that I come into contact with today.
And Oh Lord, even in this day’s most stressful moments, may I rest in You.
In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.
The author of the prayer is anonymous, but what a wonderful prayer that each of us can claim for our own. Maybe that was the author’s intention?