living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

oilfield prayers

Oilfield at sunset

The following prayers reflect on God's care and provision for those who work in the oil industry. The first prayer ("You Are With Me") can be prayed by an oilfield worker, and is both a prayer for the community that they find themselves within and a reminder of God's presence and protection as they work on the rig. The second one is a beautiful prayer poem for saying before beginning a shift, and the final prayer may be said by a wife or partner of the worker whilst he is away in the oilfields:-

You are with me
(a prayer for those who in the oil industry)

Fill me up Lord.
In this oilfield, amidst the toil,
Barrenness and isolation,
You are with me.

Fill me up Lord.
In this place where we dig for oil
And all the provision it holds,
You provide for me.

Fill me up Lord.
In this community, set apart
From loved ones and family,
You are my friend.

Fill me up Lord.
In this moment, with these colleagues
Where we face danger everyday,
You are my protector.

Fill me up Lord.
Today come and renew my strength,
Inspire my heart and calm my mind.
You are my Saviour.


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

Oilfield wife's prayer
(a prayer of protection whilst my husband is away from home)

In some ways Lord,
Time stands still whilst he is away.
And I trust in you to hold us both.
Keep us safe across this distance,
When our worlds are apart.

In some ways Lord,
I can not face the gravity of danger
In which he works.
So I kneel before you
And ask for your peace that surpasses all understanding.

Yet in some ways Lord,
I can at times feel closer to him
When I miss him so.
And even closer to You
Our Lord, our Saviour, our friend who hears our prayers.
So in every way, I entrust him to You.

"Today come and renew my strength"

Protection Prayer

A modern prayer of protection which recalls the care and mindfulness of God over the believers life:-

prayer quotes from the bible

"Where could I go to escape
from your Spirit
or from your sight?
If I were to climb up
to the highest heavens,
you would be there.
If I were to dig down
to the world of the dead
you would also be there."

(Psalm 139:7-8, 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 our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble"

(Psalm 46:1, NIV)