Monday, February 27, 2012
Prayer of the Week
Lord, I pray that You would bless the work of my husband's hands. May his labor bring not only favor, success, and properity, but great fulfillment as well. If the work he is doing is not in line with Your perfect willf or his life, reveal it tohim. Showhim that he should do differently and guide him down the right path. Give him strength, faith, and a vision for the future so he can rise above any propensity for laziness. May he never run from work out of fear, selfishness, or a desire to avoid responsibility. On the other hand, help him to see that he doesn't have to work himself to death for man's approval, or grasp for gain beyond what is a gift from You. Give him the ability to enjoy his success without striving for more. Help him to excel, but free him from the pressure to do so.
I pray that You will be Lord over his work, and may he bring You into every aspect of it. Give him enough confidence in the gifts you've placed in him to be able to seek, find, and do good work. Open up doors of opportunity for him that no man can close. Develop his skills so that they grow more valuable with each passing year. Show me what I can do to encourage him.
I pray that his work will be established, secure successful, satisfying, and financially rewarding. May he not be "lagging in diligence, but fervent in spirit, serving the Lord" (Romans 12:11). Let him be like a tree planted by the stream of Yourliving water, which brings forth fruit in due season. May he never wither under pressure, but grow strong and prosper (Psalm 1:3).