Don’t miss the obvious focus of God’s activity in His world! It is not to be found primarily in the extraordinary, but in the ordinary; the everyday. The word for it is the quotidian. The sermon from our Faith at Work series is linked here.
I want to also share a new song – written to this theme, called Before You I Kneel: A Worker’s Prayer.
(It features J. S. Bach’s melody “Wachet Auf” played on folk instruments.)
Here are the words:
“Before You I kneel, my Master and Maker,
To offer the work of my hands.
For this is the day You’ve given Your servant;
I will rejoice and be glad
For the strength I have to live and breathe,
For each skill Your grace has given me,
For the needs and opportunities
That will glorify Your great name.
Before You I kneel and ask for Your goodness
To cover the work of my hands.
For patience and peace to shape all my labor,
Your grace for thorns in my path.
Flow within me like a living stream,
Wear away the stones of pride and greed
‘Til Your ways are dwelling deep in me
And a harvest of life is grown.
Before You we kneel, our Master and Maker;
Establish the work of our hands.
And order our steps to seek first Your kingdom
In every small and great task.
May we live the gospel of Your grace,
Serve Your purpose in our fleeting days,
Then our lives will bring eternal praise
And all glory to Your great name.”
By: Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Jeff Taylor, and Stuart Townend