This Labor Day, lets remember the power of prayer over our work. Whether you have a job you love, and facing difficulties in the workplace, or are experiencing job loss, God has a plan for this season in your life. Use these prayers on Labor Day and all days to remember that God designed work to be fulfilling and to bring Him honor!
Prayer can significantly impact the work that we do and the way we see it. Yet in our day-to-day prayers, we often exclude the needs we encounter at work. For whatever reasons, our work and workplaces do not enter our minds as we pray. As a result, we may not experience the fullness of what God wants for us when we’re at work. When we start praying for our work, we recognize that God is active in all we do, “Spiritual” lives. And this is transformative. Yet prayer doesn’t change God’s heart toward our work as mush as it changes ours. And we begin to see it, we experience the power of prayer and of God’s grace.
Use these prayers on Labor Day and all days to remember God designed work to be fulfilling and to bring Him honor:
A LABOR DAY PRAYER!!
Lord, I first want to say thank you for this day of rest. Help me to turn off distractions and find true sabbath tbrougb my relationship with you. Show me how to live that is focused on your purpose in my work and in my rest.
A Prayer for a God-Honoring Work Life!!
Father, I co e to you thankful that you have made work a part of my life and given me the opportunity to glorify you in my work. Thank you that I can work hard and go to bed tired each day. Thank you for the good days and the difficult ones, and for the gifts you have given me to help this world be a better place through my work.
While I know work is good, I also know our work today isn’t what you intended and is often hard and frustrating. We all know sin’s consequences on work; toilsome labor, injustice, and trails; and also the painof wanting work but not finding it. May these painful situations drive me to a deeper longing for the return of Christ and consummation of all things – including work.
May the gospel shape my work habits and attitude, help me to avoid the dual dangers of not working enough (laziness) and working too much (making work an idol). Help me to bea humble, teachable, hardworking, and complaint-free employee, even when doinvthe mundans tasks I’d rather avoid. May I work in faith and be motivated by a love for you and a love for those whom my work benefits.
A Prayer for Spirit-Led Work:
Establish the work of my hands by helping me to be productive, patient, focused, and insightful. May your Spirit lead me in my work and help me fo be joyful, creative, and worshipful-constantly reminding me of your love and that you’re the reason I have breathe in my lungs. Teach me to align my work, family, church life, and rest in a way that would maximize your glory and allow me to bear the most fruit for your Kingdom.
Cause my work and attitude to adorn the gospel and shine the light of Christ into this dark and desperate world.
Dear God,I come before You to lay my panic and anxiety at Your feet. When I’m crushed by my fears and worries, remind me of Your power and Your grace. Fill me with Your peace as I trust in You and You alone. I know I can’t beat this on my own, but I also know that I have You, Lord, and You have already paid the ultimate price to carry my burdens. For this I thank you, Amen.