While reading the Bible this past week, I was impacted by a chapter in Colossians. In fact, it jumped out of the page to me as it could be read as a very meaningful prayer for working Christian women. These verses summarizing the desire of our hearts in what we want to accomplish at work, the desire to do the Lord’s will and the desire for Him to be honored spoke straight to my heart. It seemed to me this could be a prayer written for a busy Christian working woman and a prayer we can pray for each other.
“So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.
We also pray that you will be strengthened with all His glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to His people, who live in the light. For He has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.” (Colossians 1:9-14)
This prayer is divided into two parts. The first part refers to gathering knowledge, the second to using that knowledge which has been gathered. The first part refers to learning more and more about God, the second applies that knowledge to our lives to honor God and bless others.
You might be wondering if you should open your own business. You could apply the Colossians Prayer in this way:
“Lord, I am praying about opening my own business.
The more we depend on God, the more we read His Word and the more time we spend in prayer, the more we will see what the Lord wants us to know, understand and apply in our lives. Pray The Colossians Prayer regularly as you work through your decision making. Try to do this exercise as often as you can and journal the knowledge God reveals to you. Look for God’s peace as you work towards making a decision in the area of your life you are turning to God for knowledge and direction.
May God richly bless you as you apply this Colossians Prayer to your workplace decisions.
Have a great week!
Bonny, Christian Women at Work