Below are samples of workplace prayers for your week. They are from our friends at PrayersAtWork.com. You can sign up to receive weekly prayers via email here. The prayers below were authored by Dr. James H. Daughdrill.
Monday (Meditation: Matthew 22:37-40)
Almighty God, You gave Your Son that I might live. Yet I live as if You do not live. Your sacrifice to redeem me was total, yet I have dishonored Your gift by failing to love my neighbor as myself. I have lived narrowly and selfishly, wanting more to control than to share, wanting more to acquire than to give, wanting more to be loved than to love. God, I am truly sorry and humbly repent. Turn my will to Yours, my self-seeking to praising You, and my pride to humble gratitude. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
Tuesday (Meditation: Matthew 6:31-33)
God, I feel like I'm on a fast-running treadmill. There are so many things I've got to do. I have to run just to stay even. I'm afraid to slow down for fear of losing ground. God, help me to relax, to step off the rat-race treadmill, and to turn over control of my life to You. Help me to manage my time better and to learn to say no. Help me to let all these things go, and to follow where You lead. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
Wednesday (Meditation: Ephesians 6:10-11)
God, I don't have to look far to know that evil is very real. I see it in my own life. I see it in the world. But too often I don't call it evil, because I'm afraid of being called intolerant. So I don't speak out. I compromise Your truth. Clothe me with the full armor of truth. Overcome my artful dodging, my not wanting to get involved. Grant me discernment, and the courage to stand on the side of Your truth. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
Thursday (Meditation: Psalm 28:7)
God, I have to walk a fine line in my work. I have to be strong for others, even when I share their fears. I have to be enthusiastic for others, even when I'm discouraged. Responsibility for the work of others is not an easy weight to carry, and it is lonely. So God, I'm GLAD I can talk to You. Amen.
Friday (Meditation: Psalm 46:10)
God, my reflection time is disappearing. I answer emails wherever I am. My fingers constantly tap on my smartphone. I read and send lots of text messages. Privacy and silence are fading away in my life, and I know that my soul shrivels without simplicity and silence. God, forgive my need to be available constantly to everybody but You. Help me to be still, to be quiet, and to be yielded to You. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
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