Brothers in Christ, my message to you today is simple: We must strive to integrate our faith, family, and work that we may live consistently and make daily choices in line with God’s will. I will be the first to admit that I am incapable of accomplishing this on my own–I need, and indeed crave, guidance from the Holy Spirit to keep me on task. Without Him, I quickly get caught up in the day-to-day minutia of the workplace. With that in mind, I offer you the following prayer with which to begin each work day:
As I enter this workplace I bring Your presence with me, I speak Your peace, Your grace, and Your perfect order into this office. I acknowledge Your Lordship over all that will be spoken, thought, decided, and accomplished within these walls.
Lord Jesus, I thank You for the gifts You have given me. I do not take them lightly, but commit to using them responsibly and well. Give me a fresh supply of truth and beauty on which to draw as I do my job.
Anoint my creativity, my ideas, my energy so that even my smallest task may bring You honor. Lord, when I am confused, guide me; when I am weary, energize me. Lord, when I am burned out, infuse me with the light of Your Holy Spirit.
May the work I do and the way I do it, bring hope, life, and courage to all I come in contact with today. And, O Lord, even in this day’s most stressful moments, may I rest in You. In the name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.
(Prayer from the Archdiocese of Detroit)
May God bless you and your families richly, and may the work we do each day bear fruit in Eternity….
“One of the gravest errors of our time is the dichotomy between the faith which many profess and the practice of their daily lives… The Christian who shirks his temporal duties shirks his duties towards his neighbor, neglects God himself, and endangers his eternal salvation.” (Second Vatican Council,Gaudium et spes)
My Heavenly Father, as I enter
this workplace, I bring Your presence with me. I speak Your peace, Your grace, Your mercy, and Your perfect order into this office. I acknowledge Your power over all that will be spoken, thought, decided, and done within these walls.
Lord, I thank You for the gifts
You have blessed me with. I commit to using them responsibly in Your honor. Give me fresh supply of strength to do my job.
Anoint my projects, ideas, and energy, so that even my smallest accomplishment may bring You glory.
when I am confused, guide me.when I am weary, energize me.when I am burnt out, infuse me with the light of the Holy Spirit. May the work that I do and the way I do it bring faith, joy, and a smile to all that I come in contact with today. And oh Lord, when I leave this place, give me traveling mercy. Bless my family and home to be in order as I left it.
Lord, I thank you for everything
You’ve done, everything You’re doing, and everything You’re going to do.
In the Name of Jesus I pray,
with much love and thanksgiving Amen.