We need Your help and Your grace
as we are again returning to our daily task.
Grant us true faithfulness in the performance of our calling.
Guard us me against becoming selfish, careless,
and slovenly in the pursuance of our daily work…
Feed us with food convenient for us
and teach us to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving.
Grant us that godliness and contentment
without which there can be no true happiness,
let us walk through the things temporal
that we may not lose the things eternal.
For Jesus’ sake.
~ adapted from the Lutheran Book of Prayer