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Praying for Success
Majestic Creator, the LORD of our success, we seek opportunities to exhibit the wisdom, strength and understanding You have bestowed unto us. We humbly seek opportunities that go beyond all the strife, we seek courage to strive and to dare to be divinely different.
When we are successful, let it be according to Your Word. Let our faith and our honor be held high that we may be true representatives of You on this earth.
Philippians 4:19 My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 112:3 Wealth and riches are in his house. His righteousness endures forever.
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Lord’s Guidance To Success
JEHOVAH GOD, our LORD who holds ALL matters of life in His Hands, grant us success in whatever work or business with which You have Blessed us. Help us to give these tools of our trade the careful thought and the strict attention that will lead to Success.
LORD, watch over us and govern our actions, that we may not mar the perfection of Your Plans for us. Show us how to give our very best. Let us not hate the hard work and diligence that is necessary to complete our success.
Proverbs 3:9-10 Honor the Lord with your substance, with the first fruits of all your increase: so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.
Joshua 1:9 Haven’t I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid. Do not be dismayed, for Yahweh your God is with you wherever you go.
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Blessings in the Workplace
Almighty Father, even if our supervisors, managers, employees or even our customers, are creating chaos and mayhem in our place of employ or business, let us continue performing, as if we are working directly unto You, with cheerful hearts.
Let every challenging duty come to us, as if it is coming directly from You. Father, give us the blessings of Your Divine help and guidance, and suffer us not to fail. LORD, let us remember You when we receive the fruit of our success.
We will bless You with Your tithes and offerings, as it is You who gave us the power to succeed. In JESUS’ Majestic and Mighty name we pray… AMEN!!!
Proverbs 2:6-8 For the Lord gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
He lays up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity; that he may guard the paths of justice, and preserve the way of his saints.
Additional reading: Workplace Worship: How to Practice Your Faith Without Preaching a Word, And Grow Your Career in the Process
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Fluorescent lights flicker on as bright chunks of sunlight slip through cracks in the blinds. The aroma of brewing coffee wafts though the air amidst quiet conversations between co-workers serenaded by the chirps of awakening computer monitors.
It’s morning in corporate America.
What are your morning office rituals? Perhaps you check your inbox, chat with coworkers, or head straight to the coffee pot. Maybe you choose to spend a few minutes alone in the quiet of your office or cubicle.
These still moments are a precious commodity to savor before the onslaught of the workday.
We all have rituals and routines in the office. These rhythms shape the outcome of our days. Think about the last time you missed your morning cup of coffee. Most likely the quality of your workday suffered!
Rituals and routines matter and yet Christians often disregard what should be the most important workplace habit: prayer.
The Importance of Prayer in the Workplace
Most Christians limit the cultivation of habits of prayer to a few words said over the dinner table or before bed. Yet, if there is no sacred-secular divide, why would we limit our habits of prayer to the church and forget the cubicle?
If all of work is worship, should we not regularly offer up our labors in prayer to the Lord?
Perhaps the most important function of prayer is that it postures us correctly before God and others. Prayer tells the truth about who we are as people.
Tim Keller emphasizes the important posturing nature of prayer:
It is the way we know God, the way we finally treat God as God.
Prayer is the way we treat God as God. Is this not essential to our work?
In acknowledging that he is Lord, the One in ultimate control, we experience the freedom to be human. There is a blessed humility resulting from prayer that will inevitably percolate through our interactions with co-workers, supervisors, and subordinates.
Right posture before God leads to right posture before others.
Gaining Perspective from Prayer
In addition to humility, prayer offers the peace of an eternal perspective that comes from acknowledging God as real and present. Again, from Keller:
Prayer is like waking up from a nightmare to reality. We laugh at what we took so seriously inside the dream. We realize that all is truly well.
Prayer provides the ultimate perspective over our lives. As Paul writes in Romans 8:31-32,
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Being secure in our status as children of God, we can face the day with courage and confidence.
Tomorrow morning, as you enter the office, consider spending a few moments in prayer to prepare for the day. There is great joy and peace to be discovered in making prayer an office habit. And of course, don’t miss that all-too-important morning cup of Joe.
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Reciting a prayer before work is a great way to get your day started. Whether you are in need of God’s presence during your lunchtime or after a morning meeting, here is a look at some great prayers for the workplace.
I give you all that I am this day.
Please brush away my weariness,
So that I may be inspired in my work.
Help me to discover new ways to reveal your love to all I meet.
Keep my mind clear and focused on all I need to achieve,
And give me the wisdom to overcome difficulties and find solutions.
I look to you and trust you are with me this day.
Be with us as we work today.
Fill this office with inspiration and energy.
Help us to work as a team, and bring out the best in each other.
May we be efficient and achieve all we need to, but also remember to rest.
May this place be full of fun and friendship
And may relaxation and harmony inhabit this space.
Thank you for this new day and the opportunity to work together.
May I be your hands and feet today,
Bringing comfort, healing and care.
May I speak with your love,
Bringing hope, understanding and kindness.
May I carry your peace in my heart,
Bringing clarity, reassurance and calmness.
May each moment be filled with heavenly truth.
With you I am stronger, kinder and wiser.
Come lead me through each moment
And watch over my working day.
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 in 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 a fresh supply of strength to do my job. Anoint my projects, ideas, and energy so that even my smallest accomplishment may bring you glory.
Lord, when I am confused guide me. When I am burned 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.
As I begin my day, I want to thank You for the skills and abilities that You have given me in preparation for my job. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. I pray that you will teach me to speak with Your voice, to treat my co-workers, customers, and suppliers with Your grace, and to be Your witness no matter what I say or do.
I ask Your blessing over all I say, think, decide, and do today. Bless my creativity, my ideas, and my energy so that everything I do may bring honor and glory to You.
Father, when I am confused, guide me; when I’m tired, energize me; and when I’m totally burned out, strengthen me with the light of Your Holy Spirit.
May everything I do today bring hope, life, and encouragement to those around me.
And Lord, even in this day’s most stressful moments, help me find rest in You! In the precious name of Jesus, I pray.
Majestic Creator, the LORD of our Kingdom Success, we seek opportunities to exhibit the Wisdom, Strength and Understanding You have bestowed unto us. We humbly seek opportunities that go beyond all the strife, we seek Courage to Strive and to dare to be Divinely different; and when we are Successful, let it be by Your Spiritual code, that is with our Faith and our Honor held high that we may be true representatives of You on this earth
Almighty Father, the C.E.O. of our Workplace, even if our supervisors, managers, employees or even our customers, are creating chaos and mayhem in our place of employ or business, let us continue performing, as if we are working directly unto You, with cheerful Hearts, let every challenging duty come to us, as if it is coming directly from You. Father, give us the Blessings of Your Divine Help and Guidance, and suffer us not to fail. LORD, let us remember You when we receive the Fruit of our Success, and Bless You with Your Tithes and Offerings, as it is You who gave us the Power to Succeed. In JESUS’ Majestic and Mighty name we pray… AMEN!!!
Lord, I offer you my work
I give you the dissappointment I feel
I surrender by dissillusionment
I confess my weakness
Reconnect me with You
I want to live again
To be fully alive
Stir in me a new song
May I sing for joy
Envision my mind
Equip my hands
Anoint my feet
Empower my voice
For your service
and your work
This day and everyday
Lord, I feel confused about life at the moment
I’m not sure I’m in the right place
Thank you that wherever I am
You have gone before
You turn the night into day
Sadness in joy
And mourning into dancing
Help me to live in this place
And through my serving
Bring daylight, laughter and rejoicing
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