Written by Jay Locklear from Duke Divinity School

Creating God, from the beginning, you established rhythms of work and rest
Oh Lord, bless the work of our hands
What you made, you blessed and called good
Oh Lord, bless the work of our hands|
You created us in your image and gave to us the task of tending creation
Oh Lord, bless the work of our hands

As stewards of all that you have given us, we are called to service in the world
Oh Lord, may our work be faithful
Remind us, God, that our work is a gift – in offices or the home, in delivery routes or classrooms
Oh Lord, may our work be faithful
And in our work, may we discover you working through us to partner with your kingdom vision
Oh Lord, may our work be faithful

May we rise each day ready to serve in our places of calling
May your Spirit sustain us as we offer our work
And may we find rest from our labors at the end of our days
It is to you, Creator God, we offer this prayer. Amen.