To the Giver of new mercies every morning, to the Ancient of Days, we lift up our hands and our hearts—they are yours; take them, use them for your glory. In all that you have called us to do this day, whether to work or to rest, to go or to wait, to mourn, to laugh, to speak, to listen—in each of these vocations we worship you. Bless our efforts as we seek to praise you in heart, in soul, in mind, in strength. And though your kingdom is upon us and already in our midst, continue to show us the way to the radiant light of your presence, that we might in turn show the way to our friends, our family, our coworkers, those who strive with us, and those who strive against us. Be our God, that we might be your people. We pray all these things in Jesus name, Amen.
“I asked that it [work] should be looked upon, not as a necessary drudgery to be undergone for the purpose of making money, but as a way of life in which the nature of man should find its proper exercise and delight and so fulfill itself to the glory of God.”
British Author, 20th-century