Prayer for Work

September 15, 2008 at 10:14 am 2 comments

May the

beauty

and

delightfulness

and

favor

of the Lord our God

be upon you,

confirming

and

establishing

the work

of your hands.

Psalm 90:17AMP

I found this on card I was reviewing yesterday…wow-ed!

Isn’t just totally awesome to think that God doesn’t just want us to “work” or even just to enable us or empower us to work…not even “in him”…not without enjoying his beauty and delightfulness and favor in our work?

Friends, I pray you enjoy the beauty and delight and favor of the Lord today as you work.  Enjoy Him as He delights in you with His own favor.

I love this verse.  It will probably find a home above my sink for a while.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. theepiphany  |  September 15, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Wow. That IS a great verse!

  • 2. bellissimanh  |  September 15, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I think this one needs to be printed up and tacked to my bulletin board at the office 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Heather

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