Prayer and Work

Work often requires self-forgetfulness, that one lose himself in a cause, in the reality of the task at hand. How then does one “Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17)?”

Morning prayer “reaches beyond its set time to include the whole day . . . every word, every work, every labor becomes a prayer; not in the unreal sense of a constant turning away from the task that must be done, but in doing all in the name of the Lord Jesus (Colossians 3:17).”*

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together, p. 70-71.


God is Above All

Tears filled my eyes as I read the verse beautifully written out for me: He is before all things, and in him all things hold together (Colossians 1:17).

This gift from my sister is a timely reminder that God knew before we did that our daughter and her husband would be moving for a job. He will hold us together, even when we live miles apart.

He is before whatever is happening in your life. He can hold your family together, too.

We can trust Him. We can pray.