Some days, your church greeter volunteer will wake up in the morning with a not so helpful attitude. Check out these tweets:
- Ugh, I’m the greeter at my church today, I ain’t even in the mood to fake a smile today
- The fact that I went to bed at three and had to go be a greeter at my church at 7:45am still blows my mind
- I signed up to be a greeter at my church today! Get ready for some awkward hugs.
- Greeters are the most under appreciated group at our church. Every week they have to fake like they are happy to see people they don’t know
- I just go an email from my church saying I was put on the schedule as a greeter. I quickly declined.
- Nothing like having greeter duty to make you dread going to church.
- I’m a greeter at church and I’m supposed to hug everyone that come in, but I only hug the hot girls.
A Church Greeter Prayer for Positive Attitude
Lord Jesus, I confess that sometimes I don’t want to volunteer. I don’t want to serve. I don’t want to put on a happy face and welcome people to our church. I confess that my negative attitude keeps me from offering hospitality without grumbling to our church members and first time church visitors. Even when I complain about having to get up early, having to make extra effort to get the family to church early, I know that my heart is not in the right place. Forgive my negative attitude. I confess that such an attitude is not helpful to the work of your kingdom.
Renew my mind today so that I can walk in your perfect will.
Help me today to serve as a greeter without grumbling or arguing. Change my heart O God, make it ever new. Help me to be blameless and pure in my attitude today. Clothe me with kindness, compassion, humility, gentleness and patience with people. Let your Word judge my attitude if I think about complaining about serving as a greeter volunteer this morning.
I will not let unwholesome or unhelpful talk cross my lips. I will speak only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs.
I will clothe myself with Your kindness instead of criticism, since it’s your kindness that leads to repentance. May the kindness I express to our visitors impact their faith in Christ. I will not let my attitude be a negative stumbling block to a church visitor or member.
I will clothe myself with compassion instead of complaint, that I may see any unexpected needs and meet them. Give me the eyes to see those needs that I may be a helpful servant.
I will clothe myself with humility instead of hubris, that I may serve willingly as a servant instead of thinking “I more important.”
Lord, help me to be content as I serve, and help me to see the blessing of following You in this act of service today.
Let me discover a cheerful heart through my service as a church greeter this morning.
In Jesus Name,
Scriptures Used in this Church Greeter Prayer
Do everything without grumbling or arguing. – Philippians 2:14
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. – Ephesians 4:29
Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door! – James 5:9
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. – 1 Peter 4:9
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. – Romans 12:2
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. – Phillippians 4:11-12
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky. – Phillipans 2:14-15
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. – Proverbs 17:22
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. – Colossians 3:12
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12
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