Heavenly Father, thank You, that I am in Christ and that I am not of this world. Thank You, that I am seated with Christ in heavenly places and that my home is in heaven. Thank You, that I am Your child. And Lord, knowing that I am in the world but not of the world, I ask that You would give me the grace and wisdom to live in such a way as to glorify Your name in all I say and do.
Help me Lord, to pray for my work colleagues with a biblical mind-set. Help me not to despise the shame or ridicule that I am having to endure, but rather, I pray that I may demonstrate the sort of spirit that Christ Jesus my Lord showed when He learned obedience by the things that He had to suffer.
Lord, You know that there are problems at work, but I pray that I would face them in a manner that is pleasing to You, so that I may grow in grace and mature in the faith. Teach me Your ways and may I rest on Your faithful promises, no matter what hostility I receive from my work colleagues or any other area. Keep me ever looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith, in Whose name I pray,