God Be in My Work

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


In the 1300s, a merchant guild built a magnificent cathedral in Coventry, England. Its chapels honored different vocations.

Coventry Cathedral was bombed in World War II. When a new church was built alongside the ruins, engraved panels replaced the chapels.

One reads:

Hallowed be Thy Name in Industry:
God be in my hands and in my making.

Another reads:

Hallowed be Thy Name in Commerce:
God be at my desk and in my trading.

And another:

Hallowed be Thy Name in Government:
God be in my plans and in my deciding.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Always remember that you can declare God’s name holy by whatever you do well. It’s the high calling of our daily work.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done … (Matt. 6:9-10)

Originally published in 2009.

Feature image by Aakash Solanki. Used with Permission. Source via Flickr.