52 Workday Prayers: Psalm 16 - Let God Be Your Consultant

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I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes always on the LORD.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Psalm 16:7-8


Lord, these days it seems as if there are more consultants than ever before. There are consultants for branding and HR, for marketing and hiring, for operations and finance, for building and master planning, and so much more.

Surely, some consultants offer valuable wisdom, for which I thank you. But I am reminded today that you are the ultimate consultant, the one who gives me the best counsel. Your advice isn’t only for my personal life. Rather, you guide me in everything I do if I seek your wisdom and pay attention to you. You help me to work in a way that is just, ethical, and fruitful. You guide my decisions, speaking to my heart both day and night if I listen to you.

Even as I learn from consultants and advisors, may I attend most of all to you, to your truth found in Scripture, to your guidance conveyed through the Spirit, to your wisdom embodied in the community of your people. May I keep my eyes always on you, Lord.

If I stay close to you, you will guide me in the best ways to go. With you at my right hand, I will not be shaken. I will remain secure and steadfast, positioned for a life of productivity and purpose. Thank you for all you offer me, Lord. Amen.

Ponder Throughout the Day

God is available to you, the best consultant you’ll ever have.

For Further Reflection

Read all of Psalm 16, 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.

Terry Looper is a business leader who has learned how to seek and receive God’s guidance for every part of life, including his work. He has shared how to let God be your chief counselor is his fine book, Sacred Pace: Four Steps to Hearing God and Aligning Yourself With His Will. I commend this book to you. Also, Terry and I have created an interactive learning module on the Fuller Formation digital platform. You may want to check out: Inviting God Into Work Decisions.

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.