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Prayer 229: Problems Galore!

Dear God

Here is a list of today’s fun problems, in case You might have been busy elsewhere: (a) I’ve had to deal with a courier who delivered an important item to a garage in Yorkshire rather than to our workplace in Guildford; (b) I’ve received a snotty “standard’ letter from my credit card company penalising me because I don’t overspend and I always pay off the whole amount monthly and I’ve been with them for thirty years; and (c) I’ve been given a list of complaints from staff who haven’t yet actually moved into the new offices we’ve spent so many long and agonising weeks getting right for them. All I can say right now is thank goodness for whisky! Oh, and please could You help me sort all this out when I’m feeling sane enough to face it? Thank You.

Prayer 225: A moving miracle!

Dear God

Thank you that this week’s work moves are now, miraculously, on track and it looks like everyone will be where they should be next week after all, hurrah! I’m hugely grateful for your help with this one, I can tell You. I pray that the next set of moves happening next week will be okay too – as I will definitely need Your help again. Thank You!

Prayer 224: the traumas of the office

Dear God

Why is it that when we’ve spent several months at work planning a very complicated series of office moves, someone pops up one week before Move Day 1 to say they don’t like their new desk/cupboard/computer/office space/colleague and by the way they’ve ordered a new scanner without telling anyone and please could that be included too?!? Heavens above, Lord, but it’s astonishing the Move Team is all still smiling (sort of!) and none of us has murdered anyone yet, but really it came close … Anyway, in the midst of the muddle and stress, thank You for keeping us sane (relatively) and with our heads just about above the water line, hey ho. Long may it continue!…

Prayer 209: The mystery of mechanics

Dear God

I felt so pleased with myself today as my colleague and I spent about half an hour putting a new fan together for our desks. Believe me, it wasn’t easy, so it was utterly fantastic when we finally managed it and got it plugged in and functional. Hurrah!

However, our pleasure was soon dashed as somehow we’d put the blades on the wrong way round so all that lovely cool air was coming out of the back of the fan, rather than the front. Oh well, I never said I was any good at engineering, and this has definitely proved it … So, if You could see Your way to making instruction manuals much simpler in the future, that would be most appreciated. Thank You!

Prayer 208: The horrors of work

Dear God

Oh well, back to work today after a lovely week off. How I hate having to go back to the office, groan. Honestly, retirement is surely a valid career choice, but I fear nobody believes me when I say so. Anyway, if I absolutely have to go to work, I pray You will be with me, seeing me through this first, worst day. Thank You.

Prayer 166: The office merry-go-round

Dear God

You remember that hugely long day at work where I made lots of corrections to a Very Important Document and didn’t get home till 9.15pm? Well, apparently they’ve changed their minds and it’s going back to be how it was before I started, hey ho. Really, sometimes I feel that being at work is like an Alan Ayckbourn farce where I’m not quite sure what the next lines are.

Anyway, the nice thing is that when I heard this news today, I laid my head on the desk for a few minutes and a couple of my lovely girly colleagues stroked my hair while we all laughed hysterically, through the tears … Ah the joys of the office!

Prayer 149: The prayer stone

Dear God

I received a rather lovely prayer stone at church today as part of the sermon. Then, while the speaker was still talking, I proceeded to drop mine under the chair and had to scrabble around until I retrieved it. Bad church person! Always good to be the reason for laughter in church though … Anyway, I think I’m going to take the stone to the office to see if it helps with my week – if not, I’ll just clunk people with it. Thank You.