52 Workday Prayers: Psalm 10 - Is There Room for God in Your Work?
In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,
who are caught in the schemes he devises.
He boasts about the cravings of his heart;
he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.
In his pride the wicked man does not seek him;
in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
Lord, the wicked are full of evil, abusing power and reviling you. They do not seek you. They do not have room for you in their lives and work.
It’s easy for me to condemn the wicked, to think of myself as far better. True, I don’t hunt down the weak or revile you with my words. But, I wonder, Lord . . .
Is there room for you in my daily work?
Is there room for you to when I’m leading a meeting or cranking out a spreadsheet?
Is there room for you when I angry with a colleague or disappointed in someone I supervise?
Is there room for you when my boss or a customer treats me with disrespect?
Is there room for you when I consider my to-do list and formulate my daily priorities?
Is there room for you when I dream about my future, when I make plans for my career?
Is there room for you when I’ve had a long day, when my body is tired, yet I have more to do?
In my work, today and tomorrow, is there room for you, Lord? Amen.
Ponder Throughout the Day
Is there room for God in your work today?
For Further Reflection
Read all of Psalm 10, paying attention to what the Spirit of God is stirring up in your heart, especially in relationship to your work. Talk with God about what you are thinking and feeling.
You might also reflect on the following passage from Colossians:
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. - Colossians 3:17
This prayer is part of a collection: 52 Workday Prayers: Learn from the Psalms How to Pray through Your Work. To purchase this devotional and small group guide, visit the De Pree Center store.