Hi, I am Brenda Halk and I “work” with Canadian Baptist Ministries. At other times in my life, I have worked in education, in business, at home as a mother and homemaker. I have worked as a caregiver, as a volunteer and I love to work in my garden, where even the simplest tasks like watering or weeding, remind me that we are called to work, to be co-creators with God. In Genesis 1 God calls us to care for his creation, to manage it. “Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and the animals that scurry along the ground.” God invites us to work in his creation so that humans will thrive, grow, and flourish.
Today we pray for workers, whether paid or unpaid. We pray for those employed, those in search of employment, those who work in dark, unsafe, or unjust conditions, those on the frontline of a pandemic, and those whose work brings us hope, comfort, and refreshment in a weary world. We all work. Work is often hard, but it is good, for when work is done “for the Lord” with faith, hope and love, God delights in our work. Please see the prayer points listed below and pray with me today for all workers. May the work of our hands and heads and hearts, reflect God in all we do.