Throughout our “God at Work” series at Eastbrook, we concluded every service with the following prayer of benediction. I thought I’d share it as a prayer that we could all use in our daily life with work.
O Lord, our God, Creator and Ruler of the universe,
You have made us in Your image and for Your delight.
We give You thanks for giving us the gift of work,
which reflects our privileged place as co-workers with You in this, Your world.
As we go forth from this gathering, grant us Your power and grace
to perform the work You have given us with wisdom, diligence, joy and love.
Provide what we most need in our difficulties with work,
and remove any idols that rise up in our daily lives at work.
Help us, in whatever we do, to work at it with all our heart,
as working for You and not just earthly masters.
May our work bring growth in this life both to us and to those we love,
as well as reflect Your Kingdom and bring You glory.
Bless us now, Lord, to seek You and serve You in our entire lives,
For You are the God who is at work in us, through us, and around us.
We pray these things in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,