Unity in the workplace is vitally important. It makes the working environment pleasant and productive. Even though it can be difficult to obtain, it is worth the effort...
Psalm 133:1 "Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"
Ephesians 4:3, 3 "Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 13 Till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ."
Unity in the workplace is vitally important. It makes the working environment pleasant and productive. Even though it can be difficult to obtain, it is worth the effort. Hint: let it begin with you! Individually, as we become unified in ourselves-our hearts and minds lining up with the Spirit of God, that unity will overflow into our workplace relationships. In Psalm 133, unity is compared to "precious oil poured on the head" or the "dew of Hermon.falling on Mount Zion" (vs.2,3). Not just in the workplace, but in every area of our lives, unity is of utmost importance for it is "there the Lord bestows His blessing, even life forevermore" (vs. 3).
Prayer"Father, I come to You today and I declare that there will be unity among us for the common good of our workplace. I stand in the gap and intercede for this place to be a pleasant and good place to be 8 hours a day, five days a week. I look for Your commanded blessing to be manifested in this workplace. Forgive us for strife, gossip, needless waste and chatter. I choose to walk in unity and receive Your commanded blessing on and in our workplace, in Jesus' name. Amen."
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Right prayer at the right time!
Posted by TINARANDAZZO • Tuesday, November 01, 2011
This is exactly what our workplace needed a prayer like this...Thank you..I am putting forth a request for all our Teachers in our workplace to pray this prayer at the same time and the same day. There has been strife in our workplace and it is causing health issues and unhappiness overall. Again I thank you for this and I know it came from our Lord Jesus Christ. He knows everything.] Blessings,
UnderstandingYour Spiritual Authority and Responsibility
When Adam and Eve were created, God gave them authority to manage all matters on the earth. "The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's; but the earth He has given to the children of men."111 Their sin in the garden represented a rebellious heart that desired to move from manager to owner. Satan convinced them that God was holding out on them, and he appealed to their pride to be all knowing like God.112 Each of us has an innate sin nature that wants to be the boss, not just a steward of what God has entrusted to us. However, stewardship is man's role, to represent His interests and to execute His will on earth.
"So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads," says the Lord God (Ezek 22:30-31). (This is an excerpt from a new manuscript by Os Hillman).
Because we've been entrenched in the "secular versus sacred" model for so long, it can be difficult for us to view our work as a ministry and workplace believers as missionaries in the 9 to 5 Window. However, God tells us clearly that we are to glorify God in all that we do (see Col. 3:17,24). One way we can do this is through intercessory prayer, which can be characterized as an intense type of prayer for others (see Eph. 6:18; Col. 4:12), the priestly calling of all believers (see 1 Pet. 2:5; Exod. 19:6) and the Holy Spirit praying in us (see Rom. 8:26-27). Having people pray for us to fulfill our purpose and calling in our workplaces is consistent with the will of God for every individual.