Many professions require essays and other types of paperwork to be completed before accreditation. For persons seeking ordination in the United Methodist Church, there are multiple rounds of essays, paperwork, examinations and interviews. This prayer was written with them in mind, with the hope it will be a blessing to others as well. – Lisa <><
Prayer for Paperwork
Pioneer and Perfector
You go before us to prepare the way.
Shine your light and your peace
on those preparing paperwork in the midst of life and service.
Calm their hearts and minds.
Defend them from frustration and doubt.
Make space for reflection and creation.
Fill their work with your wisdom, clarity, and faithfulness.
Fulfill your promises and plans for them.
Encourage them and empower them with lives full of your fruit,
Lives which bring honor and glory to your Name.
Most of all, Faithful One,
In the midst of the stress and pressure,
Remind them of their worth in your eyes,
That they are beloved and treasured by you
That their very being brings you delight
now and always, Amen.
Prayer for Paperwork © 2012 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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