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Prayer for Peace at Work

Updated on January 16, 2015

Power and Peace


How Much Time Do We Spend at Work?

Funny you should ask. In my research it really does depend on where you live. According to the OECD (Organization for the Economic Co-operation and Development):

Mexico tops the list at 2237 hours/year in 2013.

Korea is second with 2163 hours/year.

Greece is third with 2037 hours/year.

United States is at 1788 hours/year

and the UK is 1669 hours/year. Check out your country at the above link!

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Famous Quotes on Peace

“Peace begins with a smile..”
― Mother Teresa

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Avoiding conflict isn’t peacemaking. Avoiding conflict means running away from the mess while peacemaking means running into the middle of it.

Peacemaking means addressing those issues that caused conflict in the first place.

Peacemaking can never be separated from doing justice. They go hand in hand. Peacemaking means having to stir the waters on the way to peace.Peacemaking means speaking the truth in love, but speaking the truth nonetheless.” ― Peggy Haymes, Strugglers, Stragglers and Seekers: daily devotions for the rest of us

“The Simple Path
Silence is Prayer
Prayer is Faith
Faith is Love
Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace”
― Mother Teresa

“We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.”
― Anton Chekhov

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson



7 Ways to Deal with Sandpaper People

Sandpaper people. You know who they are. Seems every time you run into them they rub you the wrong way. There are some who like to create drama. Some who always have something to complain about. Some who are rude. Some who are arrogant. What do you do when you have to work with someone like that? Here are 7 ideas to help you keep your peace at the workplace.

1. Don't take it personal.

2. Give yourself some distance

3. Don't respond to everything they throw at you.

4. Don't try to fix them.

5. Concentrate on your job and your responsibilities.

6. Stand back and watch them blow up.

7. Pray for them. They need peace too.


Prayer for Peace at Work

Dear Lord,

I don't know what you want me to do here. You have brought me to this position and You know the challenges I am facing here. I pray that you would guide my path. Help me to focus on You and what You have called me to do here..Bless the work of my hands. Help me to guard my mouth and be slow to speak and slow to anger. I pray for peace - peace that surpasses all understanding in my workplace. Let me be a light in a dark place. Flood me with peace inside and out and let your Holy Spirit teach me all things, in Jesus Name.


Bible Verses About Peace

Sometimes the best thing to do is memorize a few verses about peace. Then when that sandpaper person is standing in front of you - run over these verses in your mind. Choose Peace.

Matthew 5:9 – Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Philippians 4:7 – And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 – Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord [be] with you all.

John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

© 2014 Diana Rasmussen


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    • PrayersPromises profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Rasmussen 

      4 years ago from Edgerton, WI

      Thank yo Denise - God bless you my friend! Diana

    • denise.w.anderson profile image

      Denise W Anderson 

      4 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      These are beautiful sentiments about peace. I instantly felt a calming influence in my spirit as I read them. Thanks!

    • PrayersPromises profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Rasmussen 

      4 years ago from Edgerton, WI

      Amen Dana - thank you for your insight. I have been there too. My first boss ever was so angry - all the time. Prayer helped me make it through the day, even if he stayed crabby!

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      Dana Tate 

      4 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      What an inspiring hub you have here. It is hard sometimes to have peace at work. The fact that you have to be there and can't just walk away makes it more difficult. We have to pray for strength to see us through. Also you are so correct pray for that person. People who causes conflict- who are confrontational- are usually lost and unhappy souls. What comes out of the mouth came from the heart. They need prayer.


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