Monday Prayer for Work
Lord, Help me to always give 100% at work…..
12% on Monday
23% on Tuesday
40% on Wednesday
20% on Thursday
5% on Friday
Okay I know that’s not your plan. You are likely one who always gives 100% to whatever you do. We hear a lot about people who give 110%. I know that sounds kinda cool but I’ll settle for just a solid 100% on whatever needs to be done. Frankly, when I hear that someone is giving 110% at work I fear he/she is perhaps borrowing that extra 10% from some other important area of life. That may mean you’re giving 90% to being the husband or dad you want to be. Or ignoring keeping yourself sharp physically by skipping those 30-minute morning workouts.
On the other hand if you want to give less than 100% at work because you don’t enjoy the work or you feel you are owed something, then my advice is to look for other work immediately.
Today it’s not about the time, the title or the perks. It’s about being energized by embracing your passions, engaging your talents, making a contribution – all in a way that rewards you financially. Those together should equal 100% at work – and a legitimate fulfillment of your purpose and calling. Anything less is a good way to recognize that perhaps you’ve settled for a “job.”
Happy Monday! As we begin a new work-week, let us set the tone for the week with this Monday morning prayer to our Heavenly Father.
“Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established.” – Proverbs 16:3
May this Monday morning prayer wash away everything that has happened in the past week(s) and prepare ourselves for new beginnings as we invite God into our hearts and minds for the day to come.
He has the power to make this the best week ever!
Please join me in this Monday Morning Prayer :
I come before you this morning, first thanking you for allowing me to wake up.
Thank you for allowing me to open my eyes, move my limbs, and for other parts of my body that are healthy and functioning.
Thank you for allowing my friends, family, and other loved ones to arise as well. For those whose last day on earth was yesterday, I pray that you comfort their family members and friends with the sweet peace of your presence as they grieve the loss of their loved one(s).
As I arise to begin this work-day, I invite you, God, to fill my spirit with your presence. May your divine wisdom guide me through the day. Take away any forms of fear and anxiety because those feelings are not of you, God. I ask that you give me power, wisdom, and grace throughout this day in your name, Jesus.
Give my mind the ability to function efficiently while doing my work tasks.
Give me the grace to deal with difficult co-workers and clients. Rather than be annoyed at them, help me pray for those who, in the past, have caused me distress on my job. Help me be a vessel to carry your love and grace so that they see you in me.
Help me be a light to shine your glory through my work place.
Help me speak works that are clear, helpful, and purposeful. When I am unsure about what do to, may you guide me to make the right decisions. When I feel scared or tired, may you bless me with divine courage and energy. May your Holy Spirit rebuke every evil intent that is set to approach me today.
Bless my co-workers and I with your traveling mercies.
Bless our children as we drop them off at day-care, school, etc. Cover them and protect them from harm and return them safely to us.
Bless their teachers and other staff members at their schools as they are protectors of our children when we cannot be there.
Show me your purpose for me today, God, and I will do it. I will obey your instruction—even if it is scary or difficult. I want to please you and carry forth your will. Give me the courage to do so. Everything I do is for you, God. I am your vessel. Guide me and help me make this day for your glory! In doing so, may you boldly break chains of mediocrity, fear, laziness, helplessness and confusion.
May this day be more purposeful and powerful than any other, My heart is open, and I accept your call.
In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich. – Proverbs 10:4
I hope this Monday Morning Prayer brings a sense of calmness for those of you dreading the work week ahead. Have a blessed week!
Monday morning prayer to our Heavenly Father is very important. Why? because it set’s the tone for the week to come.
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” – Colossians 3:23
A Prayer for Monday Morning
By Amy Green
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” (Isaiah 40:28-29)
It’s another Monday.
By now, you’ve successfully pried open your eyes (no matter how many times you hit “snooze”), and even that probably feels like an accomplishment. If you’re like me, the first whispers of coherent thought in your waking mind weren’t that great. Worry about your job. Dread of the unending loop of weekly tasks. Frustration with a family member. Or just plain weariness.
On some Mondays, it can be hard to believe that you matter, that God is listening, and that it was really worth getting out of bed.
It’s time to replace those lies with the truth—truth about who God is, who you are, and what you’re doing here on this earth. These verses aren’t some kind of cosmic pep talk… they’re reminders from a God who loves you that he made you for a purpose. That means no day is wasted, not even a terrible Monday.
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”(1 Corinthians 15:58)
Promise: Even when we don’t see the results of what we’re doing, God is always at work. He can give us the strength for the mundane tasks of life.
Remember that this day is a gift from God.
This week, don’t look first at your crowded calendar or messy house or burdens or the list of ways you’ve failed and fallen. Look first at Jesus and at his Word.
Read these verses, and read all of Romans 8. It’s the summary of everything God has promised to believers. It reminds us that it’s okay to grieve the brokenness of the world, reassures us that the Spirit prays for us when we don’t even know what to ask, and restores the hope we have as victorious and beloved children of God.
And that’s the truth that makes it worth getting up in the morning, no matter what day it is.
Please pray with me:
God, I want to believe that you’re with me and that I am known and loved by you… but some days, it’s hard. Help me to speak the truth from your Word back to myself. Take it from my head to my heart. Give me peace and wisdom courage to live like a conqueror—because you’ve already given me victory over every challenge and obstacle. Amen.
Editor’s Note: Content taken from “10 Verses to Help You Beat the Monday Blues” by Amy Green. You can read that piece in full here. All rights reserved.