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Psalm 90:17 May the graciousness of the Lord our God be upon us; prosper the work of our hands; prosper our handiwork.
I wonder how the conscience of our culture might shift with this prayer on our lips more often? As we wash the dishes: “Prosper the work of our hands…” so that we may feed the hungry. As we do the laundry: “Prosper the work of our hands…” so that we may clothe the naked. As we prepare for the new day: “Prosper the work of our hands…” that we may greet Christ in the stranger. The work of our hands can be used to bring forth the transformative power of God—when we allow it.
MOVING FORWARD: Make a commitment to use the prayer “Prosper the work of our hands...” as part of your daily chores and housework.