A Prayer for the Servant of God and Man

Sometimes it’s easy to just wing it.

It’s never good enough, though. No matter what I’m doing, I must have God’s power or it’s a waste of time, whether I’m hard-boiling eggs for Easter Sunday or writing a blog post.

Both of which I’m doing right now.

This song by Keith and Kristyn Getty, Jeff Taylor, and Stuart Townend nails it. It’s a great song to sing to God as a prayer before you’re getting set to serve Him in some way, whether preaching, teaching, baking or taking a walk with the kiddos. Enjoy! 🙂

 Before You I Kneel (A Worker’s Prayer)

Before You I kneel, my Master and Maker,
To offer the work of my hands.
For this is the day You’ve given Your servant;
I will rejoice and be glad
For the strength I have to live and breathe,
For each skill Your grace has given me,
For the needs and opportunities
That will glorify Your great name.

Before You I kneel and ask for Your goodness
To cover the work of my hands.
For patience and peace to shape all my labor,
Your grace for thorns in my path.
Flow within me like a living stream,
Wear away the stones of pride and greed
‘Til Your ways are dwelling deep in me
And a harvest of life is grown.
Before You we kneel, our Master and Maker;
Establish the work of our hands.
And order our steps to seek first Your kingdom
In every small and great task.
May we live the gospel of Your grace,
Serve Your purpose in our fleeting days,
Then our lives will bring eternal praise
And all glory to Your great name.


Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Jeff Taylor, and Stuart Townend; © 2012 Gettymusic and Seek 1st Publishing (adm. by MusicServices.org) and Townend Music (adm. UK & Europe by Thankyou Music)


Finally, here’s a link so you can enjoy praying the entire song to your Master and Maker! 🙂

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