Like most people I spend a great deal of my time at work. In fact, most of my week is spent there. Being a Christian and living out my faith can be challenging at times and honestly, I struggle some days.
I get several devotionals I read each day and last month one of the days had a prayer for work for that day. I have gone back several times and read this and have started praying it on some days. I have found it an immense help and comfort and wanted to share it here hoping others will be strengthened by it also. Acknowledgments to the author at the end of the prayer.
“Lord, I thank You for the way You’ve made me, for the many gifts and talents You’ve placed within me, and I trust that I’m the best person for this job. I am grateful for each and every one of the personalities I work with, even the ones I don’t particularly like or understand. I ask that my focus would be on accomplishing the goals You have set forth for me to perform during my time in this position. Give me wisdom and discernment on the job, even in the midst of a hostile environment. Help me to learn what You want to teach me here. And give me patience as You prepare me for the future. Help me to do my best, and to always remain positive and hopeful. Please quiet the complaints and disappointments of my heart with Your perfect peace and allow me to trust You with my job. Dress me in the garments of praise and the righteousness of Christ that I may bring You glory where I work. Allow me to know my true identity, to walk in Your favor, and to seek to please You more than those with whom I work. Where there is contention, let me be a peacemaker. Where there is deceit, let me speak truth. Where there is despair, let me bring hope. Where there is fear, let me bring faith. Where there is darkness, let me bring light. Where there is sadness, let me bring joy. These things I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Prayer by T.D. Jakes from The T.D. Jakes Relationship Bible