living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

lineman's prayer

Electric line cables on a pole

In the book of Deuteronomy, we read that God carries us in His everlasting arms. So when we pray, we can come to God with confidence that he will care and watch over His children. The following prayers are suitable as prayers for linemen (for those who install and maintain electric and telephone power cables). They can also be adapted by a lineman's wife or loved one to pray for the protection of their husband at work (e.g. "May he always look to your light" etc). Further down there is also a short daily prayer to say and some inspiring quotes from the bible about God’s protection and care:-

A lineman's prayer

O Lord,

You set the stars in the sky and the planets in orbit.
May I always look to your light, and follow your direction.
You have watched our world through each innovation and development.
May you watch over me as a I seek to serve you, bringing electric light to your world.
You hear each request, and connect your family together to be one body.
Be my light, guide me, watch over me and hear my prayer for this day.


a prayer to say before work

A morning prayer for work with sunrise over trees in the foreground

read more prayers to say before starting work here

Short power lineman prayer

O God,
As I work to install light and communication to this place, please help me to work safely, effectively and to honour you in all I do.


"May I always look to your light"

Prayer for Protection

A contemporary prayer of protection which asks for the power of the Trinity to be present with the believer:-

prayer quotes from the bible

"The eternal God is our hiding place; he carries us in his arms."

(Deuteronomy 33:27, CEV)

"This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection."

(Psalm 91:2-4, NLT)

"God is good,
a hiding place in tough times.
He recognizes and welcomes
anyone looking for help,
No matter how desperate the trouble."

(Nahum 1:7, The Message)