Prayers for Workers: The Glory of God’s Work

By Mark D. Roberts

November 15, 2019

The heavens declare the glory of God;
+++the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Psalm 19:1 (NIV)



Your work, O God, is glorious.
You glow in the sunrise
And paint the sunset.
You place the distant stars throughout the universe
And kindle the sun to warm the earth.
There is no work as wonderful as yours, Lord.
Nothing on earth compares with your craftsmanship.

Three people sitting on hay while looking up at the starsYet, in your inscrutable wisdom
You have created human beings as workers.
As those who uniquely bear your divine image,
We have been honored to share in your divine work,
Helping this world to be fruitful,
Guarding it from damage and distress.

Indeed, I am a worker, made to be like you,
Reflecting your image along with all people.
My work will never be anything as amazing as your work, O God.
But may what I do through my work, in some small way,
Reflect your glory, your love, your truth, your beauty.

Ponder Throughout the Day:

As you work today, you are reflecting the image of God, the first and best worker.

Explore more at The High Calling archive, hosted by the Theology of Work Project:
A Prayer That’s Not Just for the Pulpit

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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