Help me flee the noise to hear your voice,
O Speaker of all wisdom — let suffice
A quiet time and place, with open Book,
When I might find my food, both meat and milk.
The world is starving, and with it I shall starve
Without a Word to go on — how can I live
Unnourished by your bread? Lord, break for me
The simple meal of power without delay.
And bread of work! Amid the busy tasks
Of daily life — your will the follower seeks
To do, to lead the lonely into your presence,
To show yourself benevolent, good, and friendly.
How can I lead another to where I am not?
Secure me in Christ, where you my sins forgot —
And from this place of strength and love may I
Bring many more to grace in full supply.
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Pour out your blessing, Lord of light,
Lord of sight, Lord of sound,
Pour out your Spirit, full of might,
Full of power where gifts abound.
Pour out this soul, a life to give,
A life to live, a life to serve;
Pour out your servant, his work receive,
A sacrifice without reserve.
Pour out, O God, upon this earth,
The word to save, the word of love;
Bring forth for many a spiritual birth,
That all to heaven might soon remove.
Father, help me begin well this day and end well.
Let my mind lead every step with good and positive thoughts, and with plans to do your will.
Show me where the good is to be found. Make me understand exactly what the nature of good is.
May every person who lives, moves, and breathes be the focus of salvation today, as I seek to offer a message of hope.
Bless my family of faith, that each one may grow in certainty of your presence and in usefulness to the kingdom.
May each task that comes before me today be done with cheerfulness and dedication, knowing as I do that you turn a saint’s hand to impact eternity.
Father, help me be aware each moment of this day that you are working in my life.
Lord of lords and God above all gods, your name deserves praise from every heart and tongue. You are worthy, O heavenly Father, to receive worship and fear and blessing from every person, for you created us and all that the universe contains.
Look down upon us in mercy. Have pity on our struggles. Pour upon us your grace. Make us powerful in our work of sharing the message of salvation. We are few in number, but make us strong in faith. Cause the Word to multiply in this city.
Strength the hearts of those who are weak here. Enliven the slow to act. Break out among us the inexpressible joy of your salvation.
Start all this with and in me. Let the brethren grow beyond what I am able to provide. Keep the gospel from being limited by my limitations.
May the Lord Jesus fill our vision. Let the Holy Spirit empower our service. May his revelation to us be constantly on our tongues. Help us to trust in your eternal purpose.
Father, we trust in you. We believe you hear and answer our prayers.
I have confidence in your promise. I will work till Jesus comes, even if I see no fruit from my labors, for in your time you will produce the good results of the Word. Let many be saved. Save me according to your mercy.
Lord, thank you for giving us work which provides for physical needs, gives us meaningful activity, and allows us to glorify you by our word and example.
- Help us to see more than a job, but a place to shine our light.
- Help us to give our best as we work not for man but for you.
- Help us to see the person behind the coworker, the client, the supplier, the supervisor, the customer, and the staff.
- Help us to show respect to all, to submit to authority, and to demonstrate professionalism and honesty in all our dealings.
- Help us to be on time, to keep our word, and to be trustworthy.
Thank you, heavenly Father, for making the curse of the sweat of the brow into a channel of blessing of salvation in Christ.