I thought about calling this "Prayer Before Work (COVID-19 Edition)" because so many more people are working from home since the pandemic began. Or maybe you are like me and were working remotely before. In any case, I found I needed to update the old Prayer Before Work that I shared here some years back because it refers to entering a workplace, walls, and traveling and such. That's not so applicable when working from home. :) So I updated this and figured I'd share for anyone else. I try to pray it before settling in to starting work each day.
I did not write the original, even though I tweaked it from the one I found before sharing in 2012. I do not remember where I found it. I have some vague memory it was on an Orthodox blog, but searching now it is all over the place, making it harder to attribute. Anyways, it's a good prayer regardless of where it originated.