Those whose employment involves overseas working and travel
Employees in the overseas offices of multi-national companies; Ambassadors and Embassy staff. Staff of the United Nations and non-Government Organisations. Employees whose work takes them away from home for long periods or whose hours leave little time for family contact. Pilots and cabin staff; people who write and produce travel guides; interpreters and people who arrange overseas business meetings and travel.
God of every tribe and nation, you made each one of us and through Your Son call us to be one human family. We pray for those whose employment takes them regularly overseas, protect them as they travel; help them to adapt to changes in climate, language, time and culture, and through their presence in whatever task they are called to undertake, may they sow seeds of harmony and understanding; carry stories of plight and of hope; that bear the fruit of peace and justice for all peoples.
Through Christ our Lord 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:
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.