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Sunday, September 2, 2007

Day Two: His Work

Lord, I pray that You would bless the work of my husband's hands. May his labor bring not only favor, success, and prosperity, but great fulfillment as well. If the work he is doing is not in line with Your perfect will for his life, reveal it to him. Show him what he should do differently and guide him down the right path. Give him strength, faith, and 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 steam of Your living water, which brings forth fruit in due season. May he never whither under pressure, but grow strong and prosper (Psalm 1:3).*
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world,
and loses his own soul?
Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
- Mathew 16:26
Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,
and establish the work of our hands for us;
yes, establish the work of our hands.
- Psalm 90:17
*Make this prayer your own! From the book, The Power of a Praying Wife. Ordering information is at the bottom of the page.
Today's prayer for your children: Releasing My Child Into God's Hands

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