” You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead,theyputitonitsstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
I am love at work, saluting the divinity in everyone and every situation.
Nothing and no one can keep my good from my workplace, from those whom I supervise, from those who I serve, from those who provide services to me.
I am love in all things. I bless those with whom I work
and I release them to their greatest good.
I embrace God’s love for me.
I am able to move beyond the comfort of any boxes within which I have limited myself
and allow God’s love to use me for even greater things than these.I am love in all things.
Love gives way to me being my best, giving my best,
accomplishing my best.
I do not dwell in gossip, or envy, or struggle. I am able to be the best that I am called to be by realizing that I am a blessing, that I have special gifts and talents, that I have something unique to offer, and I bring who I am and the knowledge that I have in the obedience that I am.
I am love in all things, a love that is success, a love that is joy, a love that is victorious. I am love in all things.
Love penetrates my adversaries. Regardless of the situation, love manifests me as a winner.
This is a prayer that we give our best to our work environment, regardless of what shape it may take or where it might be or what it might demand, and that we come to it not so much expecting it to give to us but for us to give to it. May we find there whatever is in
accordance with Spirit’s desire for our growth. May we perform no task out of greed or selfishness or deceit.
This is a prayer that we not lose ourselves in the fabric of the law firm, the corporate world, the police force, the military, the government, the university, the hospital—or wherever we find ourselves collectively giving to society—but that we understand that Spirit put us there for a reason, and part of that reason is what we as individuals bring as separate, creative expressions of Spirit.
This is a prayer that we have the vision and the faith to celebrate our gifts with every task that we perform by never being afraid to speak our truths and tell our stories and do our best. Being the best at who we are in all of our imperfections, not perfection itself, is a blessing.
This is a prayer that we put our egos aside to contribute what we can, whatever guise it may take, and that we be there to mentor those who need mentoring and that we grow and improve ourselves and increase our knowledge. We pray that we continually bless others in ways we cannot even imagine.
This is a prayer that we use the work environment to cultivate whatever gifts and talents we have and take them out into the world to continue to develop them and to bless others by doing so. We are constantly growing, constantly learning, and constantly developing better judgment and greater resources, which can ultimately contribute to even greater good, productivity and peace than we currently experience.
Each lesson, each test, each job, and each performance inevitably prepares us for the next. Life strengthens us through our challenges and our struggles and even our suffering; and the lessons that we learn, the strength that we develop, the faith that we nurture through our experiences at work – whether they appear to be positive or negative – serve us as well as our workplaces because they enhance our creativity, courage, and commitment.
If others second-guess our skills and abilities, it only shows their shortcomings, their fears, and their need to grow, not our own. More importantly, the opinions of others are grossly over-rated and give us an opportunity to trust our own judgment. This means that we must be open-minded and receptive to good advice but know the difference between someone else’s judgment and our own wisdom – by developing a discernment that is not merely intellectual but Spirit- based.
Centering in Spirit helps us stand strong in the workplace, to be a tremendous success and a great asset because Spirit guides us continuously. Regardless of what we are doing, all we need to do is to be open and receptive to that guidance.
This is a prayer that we center ourselves in the guidance that Spirit gives us, especially in the midst of those who do not recognize our greatness, those who question our worth, those who diminish what we can offer. Only God realizes our greatness, and God puts us in our right time, at our appointed place to contribute, develop, and move forward. This is a prayer for us to shine our light, our gifts, our talents – that only we can offer.
This is a prayer that we find a space for Spirit at work. We spend such an enormous amount of time giving to our jobs and our businesses that if we do not take Spirit there, it is absent for 75% or more of the time that we live. There is no separation between us and Spirit merely because we leave church, or temple, or synagogue, or mosque. This is a prayer that we continue to be centered in Spirit—particularly in places that are most in need of its presence. This is a prayer that we allow Spirit to use us and to be so centered in Spirit that we realize it is with us—especially at work. This is a prayer that we open our consciousness to the presence of Spirit in the mundane and everyday, ordinary encounter. . . .
THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM REV. LOVING’S BOOK
Prayers for Those Standing on the Edge of Greatness,
which can be purchased on Amazon by clicking here, or wherever books are sold.
Look out for the sequel in 2016!