A prayer for evangelism or discipleship in the workplace.
Evangelism is a key component of transforming your workplace. In every work environment, one must be conscious of the boundaries that put in place by those in authority, whether or not they are Christians. Keep in mind that your paid time belongs to your employer. Breaks, lunch time and after work hours are great times for sharing and witnessing to your fellow employees. Maintaining healthy, vibrant relationships with your co-workers is very important. One of your greatest tools is to pray for them and watch the Holy Spirit begin to move in their lives. Remember that work is a form of worship, so do your best as unto the Lord. Let God's love shine through you in your labor, attitude and actions. Everything must be done God's way or we have missed the best! In order to do this, we must first be reconciled to God. This is of utmost importance and vital to our eternal destiny. As you talk to your fellow employees about salvation through Jesus Christ, here are some points to remember: One must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God (see John 3:3). No one comes to the Father except through Jesus Christ (see John 14:6). There is a void in one's life that can only be filled by Jesus Christ (see John 10:10). To be born again, restored and saved from sin is the greatest miracle ever known to man. It not only guarantees our place with Jesus Christ for all of eternity, but it gives us a full life with purpose and destiny right now.
Prayer for Salvation"Father, it is written in Your Word that if I call upon Your name and ask for forgiveness from sin, You will forgive me. I call on You and confess my sins, repent and receive Your forgiveness. I renounce my past life of serving Satan and close the doors to his control. I ask You to be my Savior and Lord. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is my Savior and Lord and I believe in my heart that You have raised Him from the dead. I thank You for forgiving me of all of my sins. I am now a new creation; old things have passed away. For me, all things have now become new. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen."
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Posted by YUTICHUS • Wednesday, April 01, 2009
That's for the great article. There are many opportunities for every Christian; even in the workplace. We may not be able to share the gospel like a Pastor but in our simple life testimony, our "light" shines and people begin to wonder what sets us apart. Then we can share the gospel whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Thanks again. I hope you won't mind if I share this article in our church bulletin. Of course I will properly print the links to your site. God bless you!
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.