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Prayer blessing @ work

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Suitable for: Any or All Locations
Estimated costs: Nothing
Suggested frequency: Weekly
Hosted by: Your church
Activity: Other
Author: hope
Published: 23/09/2015

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On the completion of each day’s work of creation in Genesis 1 - 2, God blessed the living creatures he had made, bidding them to increase, multiply and fill the earth.

Blessing is powerful - our words matter! Ask the congregation for aspects of their work that they would want to bless. Help them explore why it would be good to bless each aspect.

Possible areas:


  • the privilege of having work

  • relationships at work

  • the prosperity of the organization for whom we work

  • management and decision making

  • use of resources

  • the output of our hands and minds

  • the godly aspects of the culture and values of the organization

  • conversations at work which point people to Jesus.


In groups of three or four, ask the congregation to construct a short prayer (one or two sentences) to bless one aspect of work. Record and group these. As a congregation, pray blessings on work as different people stand up and read out their short prayers. Type up the prayer of blessing to be circulated for future use.

Rationale

Inviting your church to bring together their prayer and work-lives, encourages them to consider the spiritual aspects of their normal work pattern. By praying for each aspect of their work, they will start to see God changing situations, and appreciate the power of prayer in every circumstance. As God blesses their workplaces, their colleagues will see the affects of this, leading to opportunities for faith to be explored together.

Outcome

Increased prayer, improved work situations and opportunities to explore faith.

This idea can be found on page 140 of Hope Heartbeat ©2013 HOPE08 Ltd. For more ideas, Hope Heartbeat is available for purchase from the website above.

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