O, God our Father, whose love for us never ceases, cover Yourself in glory through our attitudes and actions this day; remind us that you are close to us, indeed in us, as we move through our work and that this is your work into which you invite us, your plan that we walk out earnestly albeit imperfectly,your love that we demonstrate to the world; help us to rest in the scandalous privilege of belonging to You. It is in the precious name of your son, Jesus, that we pray.
“Work places us into the stream of divine action. We are “subcreators,” as J. R. R. Tolkien reminds us. In saying this… I am referring to the sacredness of the work itself. As you and I care for our daily tasks, we are glorifying God in the work itself. When Martin Luther gave us his revolutionary teaching about the priesthood of all believers, he was referring not just to the fact that the plowboy and the milkmaid could do priestly or liturgical work, but that the plowing and the milking themselves were priestly work….”
Becoming Like Christ
Theologian and Author