How can I make my work an offering to you?
We have St. Paul’s advice to the Colossians:
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men… (Col 3:23)
...but so often there’s a barrier between worship and work. How can I find harmony between the two?
Martin Luther said "we are priests at our own tasks."
Mold me, Lord, into your priest at home, at work, at church and in the community.
Put your Holy Spirit to work on me...at work. Amen.
Work is not just for profit or to feed the family. Work becomes an expression of your ministry, of your service to God, so that you bring Christ and your experience of God into the marketplace. Not by proselytizing, but by just being you. By the way you treat other people and by the great Christian virtues of forgiveness and compassion. (Father Thomas Keating, Searching for God in America)
Remember for whom you work: Whether you work for a private company, the government, a large corporation, or yourself, the true disciple understands that he or she ultimately is working for God in that place. (Norman Shawchuck, A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God)