Prayer Resources for Employees and Our Community

Prayer for Stewardship

Good God, Creator of the world, draw us into prayer and celebration as we gather to remember the gifts of your earth and the stewardship you have entrusted to us as tillers and tenders in your image. We know that in the gathering of the people, power is present among us; your Holy Spirit stirs and moves and gives us courage to remember that all good gifts come first from you.

We praise you for this creation in the words of the Psalmist, sung by our ancestors in faith for generations:

“God speaks: the heavens are made;
God breathes: the stars shine.
God bottles the waters of the sea
and stores them in the deep
All earth, be astounded,
stand in awe of God.”

Keep us faithful to this gathering in faith and “bless this vine your right hand has planted,” now and forever. Amen
– Author Unknown



Prayers for the Workplace

Lord, as we move through each day, we ask that You bless us and make us holy. Called to seek peace and to love and serve one another. We pray that wisdom and kindness guide our actions as we minister to Your people. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
– Author Unknown
May we always recognize that each person we meet this day is created in the image and likeness of God. We will treat each person with the utmost respect and dignity, realizing that we meet the God within them, as they meet the God within us. Every word we speak, every action we perform will reflect out deep care and concern for them. May we recognize and appreciate the efforts of every caregiver as they contribute to the Mission of  Mercy Medical Center. May we know that we, too, are a child of God. Amen.
– Author Unknown
Lord, as we move through each day, we ask that You bless us and make us holy.  Called to seek peace, and to love and serve one another, we pray that wisdom and kindness guide our actions as we minister to Your people.  We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
– Author Unknown



Prayers for Business Meetings

Lord, we are meeting today to conduct matters of business. Guide our hearts and our minds in the spirit of fairness, right thought and speech. Impart your supreme wisdom upon our activities so that our affairs may reach a successful conclusion. Thank you for being our source of guidance today. Amen.
– Author Unknown
Lord, source of all our strength, support each of us in this meeting. Grant us the courage to be open to each other and to not be fearful of the new and different.  It is our wish, Lord , that the true business of this meeting be our spiritual transformation and not simply the accomplishment of tasks and projects.  We ask this of You as we now begin.  Amen.
– Author Unknown
Our Father in heaven, we ask Your blessing in our endeavors to provide quality health care to our patients at Mercy.  We ask You to guide us in our efforts to resolve the many issues confronting our hospital and ourselves as individuals.  We ask Your blessing in that we may resolve these issues and questions always for the benefit and welfare of our patients and families.  We thank You for the many blessings which You have bestowed on us, our health, our families, our coworkers and the hospital staff.  Amen.
– Author Unknown
Loving God, we thank you for the promise of this new day. We begin it aware of your presence. Bless us as we gather and help us to meet with quiet confidence whatever challenges we face. Strengthen us that we might always be faithful to the mission in our ministry at Mercy Medical Center. Amen.
– Author Unknown
Thank you Lord for the work you have given us to do.  In all the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy we expend in our labors  keep us always at rest in you so that our work may be yours, directed and accomplished for the good of our brothers and sisters in need. Help us to be mindful that the work we do at Mercy Medical Center is a continuation of your healing ministry. Amen.
– Author Unknown


A Devotion to Do Good

If I can do some good today, if I can serve along life’s way, if I can something helpful say – Lord, show me how. If I can right a human wrong, if I can help to make one strong, if I can cheer with smile or song – Lord, show me how. If I can aid one in distress, if I can make a burden less, if I can spread more happiness – Lord, show me how. Amen.