Prayers for Workers: Serve the Lord of All

By Mark D. Roberts

June 21, 2019

I will proclaim the LORD’s decree:
He said to me, “You are my son;
today I have become your father.
Ask me,
and I will make the nations your inheritance,
    the ends of the earth your possession.
You will break them with a rod of iron
    you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”
Therefore, you kings, be wise;
    be warned, you rulers of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear
    and celebrate his rule with trembling.

Psalm 2:7-11


Lord Jesus Christ, you are indeed the unique Son of God. You are King of kings and Lord of lords. All nations, all corporations, all organizations, all churches ultimately belong to you and exist under your supreme sovereignty.

beach scene with rocky cliffs, sand, mist of waves To you, Lord, belong all things. Indeed, “there’s not a square inch in the whole domain of human existence over which you do not exclaim, ‘Mine!’”

By your grace, Lord, may I serve you with reverent fear in all that I do, whether I work for compensation or as a volunteer, whether I’m a CEO or a brand new intern, no matter my position or salary, my fame or obscurity.

Today, Lord, may I live with you as my King, serving you with faithfulness and joy. Be glorified in my work today. Amen.

Ponder Throughout the Day:

Meditating on God’s Word will help you to be fruitful in your work.

For Further Reflection:

The line in quotation marks above is a paraphrase from Abraham Kuyper’s speech opening the Free University in Amsterdam in 1880. You can read an English translation of this speech here:

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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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