Is All Work Equally Valued?
Does God value some forms of work over others? (Do we?)
Take a look at Dave Walker’s cartoon ‘A hierarchy of vocations’ below:
How much truth is there in this?
Why do we pray for some occupations and not for others?
I was a laboratory technician before ordination and was shocked after I’d prayed for hospital laboratory technicians during the intercessions one week, someone came up to me and said that it was the first time that she’d ever heard her profession had been prayed for in church!
Is there something you can do to broaden your own prayers as well as those of your church? You might find this website very useful. Here, John Ogden, who wrote the theme prayer used in this course, provides prayers for almost every sector of the working world. If there’s something that’s unrepresented he invites you to submit your own prayers…..
Cartoon by Dave Walker used with permission. Dave can be contacted here, and more of his church cartoons can be viewed here. You can also follow him on Twitter