Dear Heavenly Father, I come to You with grateful thanks that You have permitted me to reach my retirement after so many years of service. Thank You for the health and strength that You have given me day by day to enable me to work, and thank You also for those that have been instrumental in giving me work and working alongside me.
Please bless all my work colleagues and bosses, my friends and those that have mentored me over the years. May each one be sheltered and protected by Your love and I pray that those that have resisted the gospel of grace over the years, will one day open their hearts to Jesus and accept Him as their Lord and Saviour.
Thank You for the skills that I have learned and the opportunities that You have put in my path throughout my career, and I thank You for the opportunities that You have purposed for me, that are yet hidden in the future.
Thank You for being with me throughout my working life and Lord, I pray that with You at the helm, You will continue to give me many more years in Your service, so that this time of retirement may continue to be an opportunity to serve You in spirit and truth and to draw ever closer to You, until I come to be with You in heaven. In Jesus' name I pray,