Thursday, August 10, 2017

A daily stand up team prayer meeting

 "The family that prays together stays together" and "A world at prayer is a world at peace". If we extend this to teams and organizations, then what can be expected?. Yes, I have come across some organizations who starts the day with a stand up prayer meeting. To be precise three of them. The first one is still continuing as a leader in it's segment during the last four decades. The second one has flourished from a one man industry to a highly profit making company, with operations in multiple countries..within the last ten years of inception. The third one also is on an upward spiral. They are all very graceful people. The happiness quotient and the optimism is very high. Work is considered as sacred. Have seen this happening in some hospitals as well. Before the start of the day, the team prays together. When the spiritual quotient is high...what happens...

"For it was not with their own sword that they conquered the land, nor were they victors by their own hand; but it was your right hand and arm and by the light of your countenance; for you truly loved them. Psalm 44:4"

If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 

They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." Jeremiah 

Saint Francis Assissi's prayer - A team prayer ?

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Dreaming of teams starting their day praying together this prayer..or a tailored version of it. Professional life can be much easier and enjoyable. 

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