'Do you see someone skilled in his work? They will serve before kings.' Proverbs 22:29 NIV
Here's a prayer we can all pray, whoever we are and however we are called to serve God:
'Lord, thank you for the way you've made me, for all the gifts and talents you've given me. I trust I'm the best person for the task you've assigned me. I'm grateful for the people I work with and connect with, even the ones I don't really like or understand. Help me keep my focus on accomplishing the goals you've set for me. Give me wisdom and discernment, especially in difficult situations. Help me to learn what you want to teach me, and give me patience as you prepare me for the future. Help me to do my best, and to always remain positive and hopeful. Soothe the complaints and disappointments of my heart with your perfect peace. Help me to bring you glory and share your love through whatever I'm doing. Allow me to know my true identity and walk in your favour. Keep me on the path you've laid out for me. Help me to be a peacemaker in times of conflict or argument. When others around me are being deceitful or untrustworthy, help me speak only the truth. Help me bring hope, faith and joy to places where there is despair, fear and sadness. Help me be a light in the darkness. I ask these things in Jesus' name. Amen.'
So what now? Make this prayer for success in God part of your daily routine, adding in specific details for your personal work, tasks and relationships.
Soulfood: 1 Ki 16:1-34 1 Ki 17 1 Ki 18:1-15 Mark 9:30-37 Ps 108 Pro 12:14,