52 Workday Prayers: Learn from the Psalms How to Pray Through Your Work, Part 1

Written by Mark Roberts, Ph.D.
The Psalms can teach you to pray in new ways as you work.

Perhaps one of the most striking things about the biblical psalms is their extraordinary variety. Some psalms burst forth with thunderous praise. Others approach God with utter silence. Some psalms celebrate God’s faithful love for us. Others cry out in deep pain and disappointment. Through the Psalms, God invites us to open our minds and hearts fully, to pray, holding nothing back.

Among other things, the Psalms teach us to pray about our work. After all, to our work (both paid and unpaid) we devote a vast proportion of our time, thought, energy, and emotion. If work is such a major part of our lives, and if the Psalms teach us to pray in every way and about everything, then surely, they can help us pray about work.

This devotional is the first part of a series. Click here to learn more about 52 Workday Prayers, Part 2.

(This is a digital download, not a physical product.)


About the Author

52 Workday Prayers: Part 1 was written by Dr. Mark D. Roberts, Senior Strategist at the De Pree Center. Before coming to the De Pree Center, Mark was a pastor, retreat director, and non-profit leader. With a Ph.D. from Harvard, he has been an adjunct seminary professor. Mark has written eight books and is the chief writer of the De Pree Center’s Life for Leaders, daily devotional. Mark loves to help folks dig deeply into Scripture, making connections to the challenges and hopes of their lives while discovering the miracle of God’s grace.

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$12.99/devotional guide

Easily printable format (8.5″x11″ portrait)

100+ pages and 52-devotions, each of which includes a Psalm, guided prayer, and reflection.  This devotional guide is based on a collection of 52 different Psalms.

*This is a digital product. After purchasing, you’ll be emailed a link to download the devotional guide as a downloadable PDF. When you get the PDF, you can read it on your computer, phone, or tablet, or you can print a copy for personal use.

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What's Inside?

  • How to use 52 Work Prayers, Part 1:

    By yourself: You could use one prayer each week for a year, do one each day over the course of 52 days, or pick a prayer based on your current situation.

    In a group: You may choose to go through one prayer at a time in your small group, pick prayers relevant to what people in your group are currently experiencing, or read a prayer to enrich your adult class.