Creator of heaven and earth, we come before You today with grateful hearts to lift up the worker. Lord, we ask that You bless their hands as they labor, their minds as they plan, and their hearts as they serve.
Give them the strength to meet the demands of the day, the wisdom to make good decisions, and the courage to persevere when the going gets tough.
We pray for Your protection over them as they go about their work, and provision for their needs and the needs of their loved ones.
We ask that You fill them with a sense of fulfillment and purpose in their labor, that they may find joy in their work and that it may bring glory to Your name.
Lord, use the work of their hands to bless others, let it be a reflection of Your love and grace. And finally Lord, give them the rest they need to recharge, to come back stronger, and be renewed in Your love.
We pray all these things in the powerful name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen
Suggested Bible Readings
Colossians 3:23-24 ESV
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
Ephesians 6:5-8 ESV
Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.
1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Proverbs 12:24 ESV
The hand of the diligent will rule,
while the slothful will be put to forced labor.