A Prayer Preventing Sexual
Harassment in the Workplace
Good and gracious God,
Please guide all of us to be especially aware of the need for respect,
All of your creatures need your help in whatever they do and are,
They need You in the morning when the miraculous sun is rising,
They need You at lunch as we leave our desks to get some sustenance for our work
And to share our thoughts with others.
They need You in the evening as they traverse through traffic to return to home
In the midst of all this Lord, people forget the sacredness of each person they
We all need to remember each little bump or touch might be offensive to another,
We need to share our boundaries in word and deed with each other
We all need to remember each word that we say that gets people upset
Lord we need your guidance as we travel through the day and evening
Whether it is in our homes, work or leisure help us to remember the sacredness
of every aspect of life. It is through your guidance that we can bring that
understanding of not only who we are but who others are in our midst. We need to
understand the gifts that the Holy Spirit has given to them and keep our minds
and hearts on your goodness, Lord.
When someone is disrespectful, help us to forgive them Lord and remember your
graces of forgiveness and love. If the disrespect has become evil, help us Lord,
to report them to the proper authorities that you have provided for us to
contact so that they will not be participating in this behavior again.
Guide us Lord, protect us as we are ‘the apple of your eye’ ‘hide us in the
shadow of your wings’.
Give us a tongue of kindness and compassion
Give us hands that offer others help
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.
Eileen Quinn Knight. PhD
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