ICF - Prayer Focus

Those who work in leadership and management


Director-generals, chief executives, directors and managing directors; line managers, human resource managers, forewomen, foremen, team leaders and supervisors; shop stewards, management consultants, company secretaries, administrators, board members, quality controllers, internal auditors and inspectors, assistant and deputy managers. Managing trustees, project managers and site managers

Reigning God, by whose command all things came into being and continue to hold together; wherever we have been given authority and responsibility, help us to use it wisely. When we are subject to the decisions and directives of others, help us to accept their counsel, avoid resentment and accept those structures that are essential to human organisation. When we are called to manage and lead, may we not shrink from the challenge, but be ever aware of those people and situations that are affected by our choices. And may we participate in every management structure of which we are a part, ever aware that it is You who rules over all. AMEN

Regular prayer for the world of work can be a significant feature in Sunday services. ICF seeks to provide a variety of resources to help those who prepare these. Prayer of this nature is important because:

  • It encourages Christians to see their working lives as part of their Christian Identity

  • It helps those involved in the world of work, particularly when their job makes it difficult to participate in church activities, to feel affirmed and valued.

  • It is a vital part of our intercessory responsibility to the community around us.

  • It communicates a faith that is relevant to real issues to those who visit our churches

Each week, we highhlight different groups of workers and encourage our members and followers to particularly pray for people who work in that sector. We also encourage local churches to include regular prayers for the world of work

As you pray, Consider what might be said in the context of thanksgiving, confession and intercession, both for the workers concerned and for those present.