Masters give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in Heaven (Col. 4:1)


Heavenly Father, I know the only reason I serve in a position of authority is because You have placed me here (Rom. 13:1).  “For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God” (Rom. 13:1b).  As your appointed authority in my given scope of responsibility, I realize I not only answer to whoever rules over me, but I also answer to You (Col. 4:1).  Therefore, I take very seriously the responsibility You have entrusted into my charge. 

I desperately need Your wisdom to sort through the mixed emotions and conflicts that exist between my employee (s) and me.  You promise if any lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5).  So without any doubting, I look to You for guidance and wisdom to be the manager that You have anointed me to be. 

Give me the discernment to know when to apply the law and when to apply grace.  May I be steadfast in the face of rebellion and courageous to do the right thing over the easy thing.  At the same time fill me with Your compassion toward those who answer to me.  As a Christian and as a leader, I represent You.  The power I have over my employees resembles the power You have over me.  Give me eyes to see my employees as people created in Your image, people You love just as much as You love me.  

Prince of Peace, come permeate my workplace with Your presence.  Bring clarity to our confusion and conciliation to our conflict.  I commit myself to pursuing peace with all people, and holiness without which no one will see the Lord.  

Reveal to me the redemptive lesions You are trying to work in my life through my employees.  Prevent me from responding out of revenge, anger, or wounded pride, and work in me the humility to admit any of my shortcomings or faults that may have played a role in the tension that exists. 

May Your love radiate through me, and may I model Your love for them.