Workday Prayers: To a God who is Right, Just, Loving, and Faithful

By Mark D. Roberts

March 24, 2022

Scripture Reading: Psalm 89:14 (NRSV)

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
+++steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.


God is right and just, full of love and faithfulness. As we praise God for his amazing goodness, we seek to be like God in all of life, including our workplace.


Gracious God, righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.

Thank you, Lord, for being a God committed to what is right. There is no hint of evil in you, no trace of injustice. You are completely righteous and just. For this, I praise you.

Thank you for your steadfast love and faithfulness. Your love is utterly trustworthy. It’s always there for us. Nothing in all creation can separate me from your love in Christ. How wonderful!

In my work, Lord, may I imitate you. Help me to live rightly in all of my relationships at work. May I treat each of my colleagues as people created in your image.

Help me to seek your justice in my workplace. If I’m a supervisor, may I be just with all of those who report to me. If I have the opportunity to shape the culture of my organization, may a vision of your justice guide me.

Even as you have loved me, may I love others at work. Give me your compassion for them. May I see them as people whom you love, as my neighbors as well as my colleagues.

And may I be faithful. Help me to work is such a way that I earn the trust of others. May I live and work with integrity, reflecting you in all I do. Amen.

Ponder Throughout the Day

God is right and just, full of love and faithfulness.

For Further Reflection

Read all of Psalm 89.

You may also wish to read Psalm 72.

Find all Life for Leaders devotions here. Explore what the Bible has to say about work at the unique website of our partners, the High Calling archive, hosted by the Theology of Work Project. Reflection on today’s Life for Leaders theme can be found here: Best of Daily Reflections: Praise the Lord Anyway

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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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