Sunday, 8 March 2020

A Prayer for the New Workday

"Holy Spirit, think through me till your ideas are my ideas."
1867-1951


Among some of the many books that I have in my personal library is the Eerdman's Book of Famous Prayers: A Treasury of Christian Prayers Through the Centuries. It was compiled by Veronica Zundel. It is a beautiful little illustrated book that I have looked at time and again over the years.

Recently I came across another prayer online, albeit this one anonymous. As I reflected on it, I was reminded of how much I have to be thankful for, especially in my workday. Yes, those days can sometimes be very trying and nerve-racking, but they are a blessing too. To help me to remain mindful of that, a printed copy of this prayer resides on my office wall.

Lord, as I start the day, let me remember how blessed and lucky I am to be in my job. Remind me to be grateful for the work I do, the people I meet and the wage I receive. Keep me cooperative with my colleagues and friendly to the people I serve. If I have to complain, make me think of the common good and later of my own welfare. Help me to be honest in my dealings and responsible in the task assigned to me. Make me aware that in my work, I bring your work to completion. Amen.

Peace and Blessings, friend. God is good.

Photo Source: Adamo George; Flickr Creative Commons
Prayer Source: Unknown

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