Prayers for Workers: God’s Greatness and Human Work

By Mark D. Roberts

March 6, 2020

Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised
+++in the city of our God.
His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation,
+++is the joy of all the earth,
Mount Zion, in the far north,
+++the city of the great King.

Psalm 48:1-2 (NRSV)



O Lord, you are great, great beyond measure. Because you are great, you are greatly to be praised, praised beyond measure. We cannot begin to find the words to reflect your greatness. But we use all that we have to glorify you.

Including the products of our work!

Your greatness was once seen and celebrated in the city of Jerusalem. Its towers, ramparts, and citadels proclaimed your majesty. Yes, these human creations shone with your glory.

So may it be in my work today. No matter how humble my work appears, no matter how lacking in human recognition, may you be glorified through my labors. May your greatness inspire me as I work. May the products of my work give you glory. Amen.

Ponder Throughout the Day:

Let the greatness of God inspire your work. Let your work extol the greatness of God.

Explore more at The High Calling archive, hosted by the Theology of Work Project:
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Mark D. Roberts

Senior Strategist

Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a Senior Strategist for Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership, where he focuses on the spiritual development and thriving of leaders. He is the principal writer of the daily devotional, Life for Leaders,...

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