Precious Savior, will you strengthen me today so that I can press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus? (Phil 3:14). Forgive me for turning my eyes from your glorious light and being distracted by all the darkness that surrounds me.
Dear Lord, as ruler over this world, and my workplace, will you help me choose my words carefully? Will you help me choose words that are pleasing to your ears? Will you keep me from the temptation to say things just to please to the people I work with?
Merciful Father, will you help me go about my work today so that I might hear your voice speak “well done good and faithful servant”? Merciful Father, will you keep me from the temptation of seeking the praise of fickle people who one day praise me, and another day stab me in the back?
Creator of this universe and of my workplace, will you help me to go about my work in such a way that it glorifies your holy name? Will you deliver me from the temptation to please people?
Jesus, my Savior, will you work through my life to bring hope, healing, joy, and peace to my workplace today? Will you forgive me and deliver me from my pride which has poisoned me and wounded me when least expected?
Precious Holy Spirit, will you help me live and do my work with a righteousness that comes by faith in God? Will you cleanse me from my self-righteousness?
The fool says in his heart,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and their ways are vile;
there is no one who does good.
God looks down from heaven on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
any who seek God.
Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.
Do all these evildoers know nothing?
They devour my people as though eating bread;
they never call on God.
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
where there was nothing to dread.
God scattered the bones of those who attacked you;
you put them to shame, for God despised them.
Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When God restores his people,
let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!