All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. (Proverbs 14:23)
Dearest Lord Jesus,
You have led us to the beginning of another new work week. We thank you for the gift of work. Sometimes it is difficult to get back into “work” mode after the relaxation and fun of the weekend. Be with all who are going to work today. Give each of us the energy to do the work we are given to do. Help us to remember that work is a gift from your gracious hand. Walk by our side and make us aware of your presence. Keep us tuned in to your Spirit so that we can hear when you speak to us and respond according to your will. Lead us to use our work time to be lights to the dark world in which we live – being an example of your love and forgiveness. When we fail and sin against you by thought, word or deed, remind us of your never ending grace, and the forgiveness you earned for us on the cross.
In your holy name we pray,