Posted by Mary Vickers on 25th June 2012
I recently came across this prayer in The Methodist Prayer Handbook and share it for use and reflection. It was written by David Clark and in this format is © 2011 Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes.
Lord Christ, we often forget that your ministry was shaped not only by prayer and quiet reflection but by many years spent at a carpenter’s bench.
It was on the shop floor, through the hectic world of trade and commerce, that you learnt the art of living and loving.
May we be aware that you are one of us and alongside us in our daily work.
Through every experience of our working lives, teach us how to live as fully and to love as deeply as you did.
Through us, and all who respond to your presence, may the world of work be transformed into your kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.