Prayer for Success in Work

“Turn your work place a spiritual place and enjoy life.”

This page features daily prayers for before starting work, problems at work, seeking for a job and keeping a job. Work is an essential part of society. Countless people go to work every day, whether it be in a factory, office, school, or even at home. While most work deals with the secular, it doesn’t have to be without spiritual meaning.

Prayer for Success in Work

Almighty God, whose hands hold all matters of life, give me grace of success in the work that I do. Help me to give it the careful thought and the strict attention that will lead to success.

Watch over me and govern my actions, that I may not mar its perfection. Show me how to give my best, and let me not despise the toil that is necessary to complete it.

Make my life a successful one, in that every duty you give to me, I do it well. Give me the blessing of your help and guidance, and suffer me not to fail. Amen.


Prayer for Work

“Lord God look down upon us! Look at this city . . . Look upon our families.

Lord, you were not without a job, you were a carpenter, you were happy.

Lord, we have no work.

The idols want to rob us of our dignity. The unjust systems want to rob us of hope.

Lord, do not leave us on our own. Help us to help each other; so that we forget our selfishness a little and feel in our heart the “we”, the we of a people who want to keep on going.

Lord Jesus, you were never out of work, give us work and teach us to fight for work and bless us all. In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

– Pope Francis, Meeting with Workers, Sept. 22, 2013


Prayer for Success in Work

Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my many sins; to work with thankfulness and joy, considering it an honor to employ and develop, by means of labor, the gifts received from God; to work with order, peace, prudence and patience, never surrendering to weariness or difficulties; to work, above all, with purity of intention, and with detachment from self, having always death before my eyes and the account which I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all after thy example, O Patriarch Joseph. Such shall be my motto in life and death. Amen.


Prayer for Success

Great spirit,
pervade & restore my will.

Sharpen the edge of the blade.
Right the keel, halt the lateral drifting.

Give me the strength to resist
the conventional assumptions of all who have surrendered
& the might & devious techniques of their rulers
& the rulers’ ambitious lieutenants.

Pull me back from the precipice
of mere bitterness, irony, sarcasm, cynicism.

Restore to me the most outrageous idealism –
without withdrawing the hard-won knowledge of the divergence
between what people mostly do & what people mostly say.

Restore to me the suppleness of young grass
& help me develop the endurance of the oak & acorn.

Give me the single-minded follow-thru of migrating butterflies,
the devotion of the dog, the cunning of the cat,
the sophistication of Socrates & Confucius
& of women among arrogant men.

Give me the will to develop & put to use capacities
equal & more to those of the most ruthless
exploiters of weaker humans.

Don’t let me sigh in relief
& lapse into fatal comforting of myself!

Allow me to be good & great & powerfully effective!
Brace & aim & fuel my efforts!

— Eric Chaet


Prayer of Pope St. Pius X

O Glorious Saint Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work in a spirit of penance for the expiation of my many sins; to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations; to work with thankfulness and joy, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of labor the gifts received from God; to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, never shrinking from weariness and trials; to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self, keeping unceasingly before my eyes death and the account that I must give of time lost, talents unused, good omitted, and vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God.

All for Jesus, all through Mary, all after thy example, O Patriarch, Saint Joseph. Such shall be my watch-word in life and in death. Amen.


Prayer to St. Joseph the Worker

Joseph, by the work of your hands and the sweat of your brow, you supported Jesus and Mary, and had the Son of God as your fellow worker.

Teach me to work as you did, with patience and perseverance, for God and for those whom God has given me to support. Teach me to see in my fellow workers the Christ who desires to be in them, that I may always be charitable and forbearing towards all.

Grant me to look upon work with the eyes of faith, so that I shall recognize in it my share in God’s own creative activity and in Christ’s work of our redemption, and so take pride in it.

When it is pleasant and productive, remind me to give thanks to God for it. And when it is burdensome, teach me to offer it to God, in reparation for my sins and the sins of the world. Amen

 

Dear Lord, there is much tension and trouble at work and some of the blame is being laid at my door. Father You know the difficulties that I face and I pray that my integrity and honesty will be proven and that these accusations against me will be dropped.

Lord in Your grace I pray that that the unpleasant atmosphere will soon pass and that the tensions will be replaced with harmony and kind consideration between staff members.

Lord I leave my work situation in Your hands knowing that You alone can vindicate my character, and I pray that You will intervene on my account – and I will give You all the praise and all the glory. This I ask in Jesus name,

Amen


Prayer For Focus At Work

Heavenly Father, Your word tells us that the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of those that mock and ridicules God, is a blessed man indeed and Father it is my desire to live my life as unto the Lord and to carry out my work in a godly way – and to keep the Lord Jesus as the central focus of my heart, day by day.

I thank and praise You for my job, and pray that I will not compromise my faith in any way, but that all I say and do may be done to Your praise and glory – this I ask in Jesus name,

Amen


Prayer For Grace At Work

Loving Lord I thank and praise You for my job and my place of work. You have been gracious in providing this position for me and I thank and bless You for always being there for me.

As I carry out my daily duty at work I pray that You would lead and guide so that I may be a good witness to my workmates as well as the management. I pray that by Your grace I would bring the fragrance of the Lord Jesus into the work-place so that others would want to know the beauty of His Person and come to a saving faith in the Lord Jesus.

Give me the strength and stamina to work well and produce of my best to Your praise and glory. Give me wisdom in the decision I may be called upon to make and give me a gracious attitude – even in in the midst of those moment of stress and weariness.

Give me grace also to bear any ridicule and jokes that are sometimes made at my expense because of my trust in Jesus – and may I learn to rejoice in everything – even on those occasions when I am treated differently or ignored due to my Christian faith, knowing that I am sharing in the suffering of Christ, Who loved me and gave his life for me.

Give me the courage and grace to share the gospel of grace to those who would listen and may I be used by You to share the good news of the salvation, in Jesus name,

Amen


A Prayer for a God-Honoring Work Life

Father, I come before you thankful that you have made work a part of life and given me the opportunity to glorify you in my work. Thank you that I can work hard and go to bed tired each day. Thank you for the good days and the difficult ones, and for the gifts you have given me to help this world be a better place through my work.

Establish the work of my hands by helping me to be productive, patient, focused, and insightful. Keep me from distractions and from technology hindering my work instead of helping it. May your Spirit lead me in my work and help me to be joyful, creative, and worshipful–constantly reminding me of your love and that you’re the reason I have breath in my lungs. Teach me to align my work, family, church life, and rest in a way that would maximize your glory and allow me to bear the most fruit for your kingdom. Amen.

Prayer Of Protection For Those Facing Dangers at Work

Heavenly Father, there are many hidden dangers for so many in their work environment and many that are forced to accept work in some ‘high risk’ work positions – and many of these jobs are so that the rest of us can receive the various services that we find so necessary in our highly technological age.
Protect we pray those men and women that deliberately place their lives in jeopardy in order to help and service the rest of the community – soldiers, pilots and policemen and women, firemen and fishermen, builders and construction workers, those that work in nuclear power plants or other industries like the electrical engineering.
Lord we thank You for all the men and women who each day are facing some sort of danger and we ask Your loving protection around each one. Lord we lift each one that does not know You as the Saviour and pray that in a wonderful way You would not only protect them from the various dangers that they face but also draw many of them into Your kingdom – may many of them come to a saving faith in the Lord Jesus – in Whose name we pray,
Amen.

Prayer When Work Is Difficult To Find

Dear heavenly Father, You have said in Your word to cast all our burdens on You and the trust in You for all our needs – Father I have tried every avenue and feel almost distraught as I have been unable to secure any work for many months – even though I have made so many applications. It is discouraging Lord when not matter how hard I try I cannot get any work and have not even been asked to attend for an interview… Please Lord help me I pray,

Father I want to be a good provider for my family and yet I am unable to get a job to secure sufficient for the bare necessities of life and I am crying our to You for Your help and grace in this situation. Forgive me if I have sought to do things in my own strength – but Father I come to You in my helplessness and pray that in You pity and mercy You would provide me with the job that I need so badly.

I put my trust in You alone for You alone can help me – and I pray that in Your merciful-kindness You would provide the job I so desperately need and to You will be all the praise and the glory, in Jesus name,

Amen


Prayer About a Difficult Work Situation

Thank You Lord that You are my Father and I am Your child. Thank You that I have been washed clean and transferred into Your kingdom of light. Lord I know that in this world we will have tribulation but I thank You that You have overcome the world.. help me never to forget these important truths, even when times are tough and when difficulties and irritations seem to mount up on every side.

Lord I bring You the thing that is weighing heavily on my heart at this moment – my situation at work is becoming so difficult. I am so grateful for the job which I know was from You, and for which I thank You with all my heart.. but Father I am not utilising the training and talents, with which You have equipped me – and I ask that in Your grace You would lift me out of this demoralising position and open a door so that I may pursue the career for which I have been trained.

Lord should it be Your will that I remain in this job – please give me the grace to continue on – for I know that Your grace is sufficient. Keep me ever looking to Jesus, knowing that this world is not my home – and may I be used to Your praise and glory in whatever place I find myself in Jesus name I pray,

Amen.


Prayer Of Gratitude For Work

Heavenly Father I am so grateful for my work,, and I want to praise and thank You that You have graciously provided this for job me.

Thank You that through my work I am enabled to provide for our daily needs and necessities, and I give You all the praise and glory.

I pray that I may work in my job in a manner that is honouring to Your name,, and keep me willing and able I pray.. to perform all the tasks and duties that are set before me, with integrity and diligence.

Thank You for the other workers and team members here and I am grateful for the many lessons that You are teaching me through this position. May Jesus continue to be glorified in all I say and do in His name I pray,

Amen

“”His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Share your master’s joy!’” (Matthew 25:23)

Prayer For Joy In Work

Dear Lord, thank You for my job and workmates and thank You that I am able to provide for all my needs and nescessities and those of my family.

Lord I want to carry out my work each day to honour You and so I not only ask that You would continue to provide me with the strength, wisdom and grace I need to fulfil the many tasks and duties I am required to do each day, but that I may carry out my responsibilities with an inner peace and a joyful disposition – to Your praise and glory.

Thank You that the joy of the Lord IS my strength and I pray that  my work colleagues and all with whom I come in contact may see the love of Jesus flowing through me and desire to have the joy that of knowing Him as Saviour brings – so that they too may be drawn into saving faith in Him. This I ask in Jesus name,

Amen


A Prayer for Resolving Coworker Conflicts

Dear Lord,

I bring before you today these challenging circumstances that have arisen at work. I pray that you would soften my heart and the hearts of my coworkers. I pray that you bring peace to us in the midst of conflict and chaos, and that you would be near to each of us. I know that you are a loving and gracious God, and I pray that you would help me to be more loving and gracious toward my coworkers today. May I find humility in you, and may I be the first to forgive, to make amends, and to move forward in a healthy way. You have placed me in this job, among these people, and I pray that I would glorify you through all of my actions and conversations here. Help me to see others the way you see them, and give me an extra measure of grace and patience today.

In your name I pray, Amen.


Prayer For Me To Work Nearer Home

Heavenly Father I do thank you for graciously providing this job for me so that I in turn can fend for my own family, but Lord, it means that I am having to work far away from my home, with long spells apart from family – and this is placing quite a strain on all of us.

Lord it was You who instituted marriage and You were the one that ordained that a man and woman would live together and be united as one, but we are constantly separated and this is hard to bear. Please look on our situation and I ask that You would move me to a job closer to home, which will enable me to spend more time with the family and not to be apart for so long at a time.

Keep me patient as I wait Your good and perfect time and give me I pray Your sufficient strength – and keep us ever looking to You as the rock upon which our life and family is founded, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen


Prayer For Knowledge At Work

Father I thank You for my work.. knowing that You created us to live useful and productive lives, while providing for the needs and necessities of our families as well.

So many things in my work life are changing and knowledge and professional skills constantly needs to be updated and improved – and so I ask Lord, that you would equip me with the necessary knowledge, training and skills.. so that I can continue to carry out my work load productively and to the best of my ability.

Bless the labours of my hand.. Protect and provide I pray for my family and may I be used by You to show the love of Jesus to my managers, colleagues and work-mates, so that Christ is glorified in all I do – this I ask in Jesus name,

Amen


A Prayer of Encouragement for Your Work

Lord, thank you for the blessing of my business or ministry. I am grateful that you planted a seed in my heart and gave me the resources and opportunity to use my gifts to serve others.

Lord please show me what you want me to do next with the gift of my work. Teach me to make wise decisions and keep my eyes focused on the path you set before me. Help me avoid temptations and distractions that lead me astray.

Lord, give me the courage and faith to follow your call – even when it means taking risks. Protect me from the doubts and fears that prevent me from fulfilling your purpose for me. Help me to trust in you and feel your never-ending love and presence.


Prayer For The Truth To Be Exposed At Work

Loving Father I have found myself in a situation at my work where the truth is being hidden and a tissue of lies are being told by those that are in management and leadership positions. Lord I don’t really know what to do or how to handle this matter – but I know Lord that people are being hurt and in my helplessness I simply want to hand this matter to You, and pray that You would expose the evil works of darkness and all those that are involved.

Give me wisdom I pray, to know what to do – prevent me from doing or saying anything that will aggravate the situation or cause more distress – but also I pray that in Your grace You would sort out the situation speedily as it is having far reaching effects on me and many of my work-mates.

Lord I lift up each of my colleagues that are being affected and pray that You would meet each one at their own point of need – both those that are engaged in the lies that are being spread around and those that are being hurt as a consequence.

Thank You that You are interested in all areas of our lives and as the God of truth – I pray that You will hear and answer my prayer in Your own time and in Your own way to Your glory .. in Jesus name I pray,

Amen.


Prayer For Friends at Work

Dear Heavenly Lord, I thank You for my place of work and I come to You today to lift up each of my friends at work, in prayer to You. Lord I know that there is nothing that is a mistake or a coincidence in Your economy and I believe that You have placed me there for a specific purpose – help me to find that purpose out, in the lives of all with whom I work.

Help me Lord to demonstrate Your grace and friendliness towards my friends at work and may I conduct myself in a godly and friendly manner towards each and every one. Help me also to be able to share Your word at my work and be ready and willing to give an answer for what I believe. Lord You know each of these friend at work so much better than I do and You know the hurts and the pain that each one is carrying – put Your words in my mouth so that I may speak into whatever situation is heavy on their heart and may You use my simple witness to speak words of comfort and help to those in need. And Lord I pray that Jesus Himself may be glorified in my life – such that many come to see their need of Jesus as their Saviour.. in Whose name we pray,

Amen


Prayer For Relief Workers and Volunteers

Heavenly Father, the world is reeling from the effects of different storms and quakes and the many disasters world-wide, that can so quickly and unexpectedly shatter the lives of so many people and communities.
We not only pray Lord that You would send volunteers into places that need help to cope with the disasters that they are facing, but we ask that You would prompt Christians to hear the call and take the gospel with them into these places that have been so devastated by their local disaster.

Lord we know that we live in a sinful world and that the whole of creation is groaning, as we wait for the Lord Jesus to return to set up His coming kingdom – but Father we pray that You would use these disasters for good, by sending volunteers into such places where they may tell of the good news of Jesus Christ and bring many to faith in the Sacrifice that Christ gave on the cross to redeem all who would believe on His name… Lord hear our prayer, in Jesus name,

Amen


A Prayer to Avoid Burnout at Work

Heavenly Lord, may the words of your gospel be always in our hearts. As I work, help me work with all of my might, but also help me know when I have to step aside, in order for you to step in and work in a mighty way. Help me have wisdom to know how to abide in you. Help me avoid burnout by letting you be you. Thank you so much for the work you’ve given me, may it bear much fruit for your Kingdom. Amen.


Prayer To Live For God In My Future Work

Dear Lord Jesus, I thank You for the gifts, graces and talents that You have given me and for the love and encouragement that I have received from my family, friends and my brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank You that I am Your child and that I am born again, in Christ – and a part of Your heavenly family.

In You grace I pray that You would take me and use me in Your service, and help me to find a vocation where I can be used in Your service – to glorify Your name.

Show me the way that You would have me to take and teach me the path along which You would lead me – and Lord, make me willing to follow You into the vocation of YOUR choice at the expense of my own … for in all things I want Your will to be done in my life….

Search my heart my Lord I pray, and if there are things in my life that need to be shed or discarded, bring them to my attention, for it is my deep desire to do only those things that are pleasing in Your sight.

May my life from this point forward be pleasing to You in thought, word and deed and may I die to self so that I may live to Christ, in Whose name I pray,

Amen


Prayer for Protection At Work

Dear Lord, thank You that You are with me throughout each and every day and night, and thank You that you never leave me nor forsake me. Lord You know my work situation, that there are hidden dangers and various health and safety issues, that require me to be very vigilant, and I ask that You would keep and protect me (and all those with whom I work), from any and all unforeseen dangers accident or emergencies.

Thank You Lord that You have promised to be my protection and shield. Thank You that You are before me and behind me, to inspire and to guide. Thank You that You are my God and I am Your child and may the light of Your face shine on me and enfold me today in all the duties I am required to do. May the light of Your presence shine on me, and thank You for the assurance that there is nothing that is beyond Your notice and abilities and that I am kept by Your mighty power. Thank You in Jesus name,

Amen


Prayer When on Holiday From Work

Loving Lord, we thank You for times of rest and relaxation and the opportunity to refresh our spiritual and bodily batteries. I remember that in the Bible the time that You took Your disciples apart from their busy ministry activities to “come apart and to rest awhile”, and it is wonderful that You grant us similar opportunities to take time to be reinvigorated and revitalised, both mentally and physically.

During this time away from my work place I ask that You would release any conscious or unconscious stresses or strains that I may have built up over the past months.. and help me to switch off my mind from the urgent things that may be mounting up at work, so that I may return reinvigorated and better equipped to face the responsibility on my return.

Thank You for this time away from work and I pray that this will be a time of great refreshment and renewal and a special time Lord when I draw even closer to You. In Jesus name I pray,

Amen


Prayer For All Those Working in Hospitals

Dear Father God, thank You for all those that have chosen to work in our hospitals and clinics so that they may help others who are seriously ill or needing some specialist health care.

Bless the nursing staff and doctors we pray, and all those that make up the different medical teams – the various therapist, anaesthetists and surgeons…as well as the admin staff and ancillary workers. Bless each staff member – all of whom are so vital to the smooth running of our heath centres and hospitals.

Give each one the wisdom and patience to work in this stressful environment and may Your quiet calmness and peace settle in their hearts, as they work together to care for all their patients.

May our clinics and hospitals be truly caring environments and prevent those who work in them from becoming impersonal or showing disinterested in those for who they care – but rather may the love of Jesus show forth in each one and we pray that many of our hospital staff, who do not yet know You may come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ, in Whose name we pray,

Amen


Prayer For Stress At Work

Heavenly Father, You know the concerns there are at my place of work, and the stress it is causing to me and all my colleagues.. and I just want to hand it over to You, because I know that it is not Your will for any of Your children to be plagued with these sorts of stresses and worries.

I do thank You for giving me this job, so that I can properly provide for my family, but the increasing tension which is being caused by the numbers of cut-backs and lay-offs, together with the extra work-load that is being placed on those of us that are left, is causing a lot of uncertainty.. and a wave of anxiety seems to have permeated through the work force as well as the managers.

Lord I know that my times and my future is in Your hand – and so is my job, and I ask that You would keep me from all unnecessary worry and stress about redundancy or my increasingly work-load. Father I hand all my stresses to You. My hope and my trust is in You, because You have promised to supply all my needs, according to Your riches in glory – praise Your holy name,

Amen


Concerns With Fellow Employees At Work

Dear God, I am in such a difficult position at work as I have a number of colleagues that are making my position there very difficult. They are trying to cause problems between my superiors and me, which is quite concerning, as I do not want to lose this job – Lord I need this job to support my family.

Be with me Lord as I go to work each day and help me I pray to be a good witness for You – and not to become disheartened by the unkind way that a number of my work-mates have been treating me recently.

Lord at times I dread going in to work, as the comments and attitude that they have towards me is quite cruel and pray that You would put a stop to this abuse I am receiving– but I also know that You are a God who can bring good out of evil and even change things overnight. I know also Lord, that You had to endure so much worse from those that despised You and I pray that I may endure this difficult time at work, with the grace that only comes from You.

Thank You Lord for being there and listening, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen


Praying For Work Nearer To Home

Dear God, You made man and woman to be united as one in marriage and to live together in love and unity. Father due to work pressures my husband has had to work abroad, which means that we are apart for much of the time and this is not good for either of us – Lord You brought us together and You meant us to stay together and to live together in the bond of marriage.

I pray that in Your grace that You would bring my husband back, so that he may work at a job close to home and not have to leave me and the children for months at a time. Lord in Your Own good time and in Your way – would You look with grace on the cry form my heart, I pray,

Amen


Prayer for Work

Creator God,
thank you for providing us with the gift to share our talents.
Provide our community, our nation, our world the fortitude to provide work for all which is decent and fair.
Make us faithful stewards
of your creation
to enhance the human dignity
of our global family.
We ask this in the name of Jesus,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit
now and forever.
Amen
(From Being Neighbor: The Catechism and Social Justice, USCCB, April 1998)

Prayer Before Work

Lord, I feel confused about life at the moment
I’m not sure I’m in the right place
Thank you that wherever I am
You have gone before
You turn the night into day
Sadness in joy
And mourning into dancing
Help me to live in this place
And through my serving
Bring daylight, laughter and rejoicing
Amen

(For those who are uncertain about the work they are in)


Prayer for the unemployed

Lord,

I trust in you as I look for new work.
Lead me to the right job.
I rest in your goodness and give you all I have.
Help me as I seek to find, apply and interview for each position.
You know the skills I have, and the things that I enjoy.
Lord, I ask for more than a wage.
Lead me to a position where I can really feel valued, respected and part of a team.
Please watch over me and my family in this waiting time.
Help me to be confident in knowing your will.
Open the right doors for me, please come and direct my path.
I put my trust in you completely.

Amen.

(a prayer for breakthrough in finding a new job)


A Prayer for Employment

Dear God,
You know my needs. You know my desire for a job, for work I enjoy doing, for the next step in my career to present itself. I pray that you would guide me as I continue on this job hunting journey. May I focus first on your will for my life, putting your desires and your plan above my own wishes and wants. Open doors to new opportunities that you desire for me, and equip me with the skills, knowledge, and wisdom I need to take steps forward in this process. As I craft my resume, write cover letters, submit my applications, connect with new companies and potential employers, and go on interviews,  give me the words to speak and the courage to share who I am and what I can do. Give me confidence that can only come from you, and give me humility too. I trust you, Lord– my life is in your hands. Your will be done. Thank you for being near to me every step of the way and thank you for always providing for my every need. May this all be for your glory.

In your name,
Amen.


A Prayer for Job Hunting

Dear God,

You know my needs. You know my desire for a job, for work I enjoy doing, for the next step in my career to present itself. I pray that you would guide me as I continue on this job hunting journey. May I focus first on your will for my life, putting your desires and your plan above my own wishes and wants. Open doors to new opportunities that you desire for me, and equip me with the skills, knowledge, and wisdom I need to take steps forward in this process. As I craft my resume, write cover letters, submit my applications, connect with new companies and potential employers, and go on interviews,  give me the words to speak and the courage to share who I am and what I can do. Give me confidence that can only come from you, and give me humility too. I trust you, Lord– my life is in your hands. Your will be done. Thank you for being near to me every step of the way and thank you for always providing for my every need. May this all be for your glory.

In your name,

Amen.


Prayer For All Who Are Out Of Work

Loving Lord there are so many dear people in the world today that are out of work at this time and as a result Lord, there is so much hardship and pain. In Your pity and mercy I ask You to visit those that are struggling because they are jobless or unable to earn a living – knowing that unemployment brings in its wake so much stress and depression and places such a strain on marriages and relationships.

Lord be with those that have no jobs, and provide for all their needs, but also comfort and calm those that are living each day in fear that their employment will be terminated – as work-loads increase, while at the same time others are being laid-off.

Lord we are living in hard times and high unemployment, that causes so many to be out of work, and has such a negative influence on the lives of individuals as well as communities in general, – and OH LORD – if it were not for the hope that is in Christ Jesus, life would indeed be unbearable – but thanks be to God Who has given us the victory in Jesus Christ our Lord. Use me I pray, to help and encourage those that I know and to support others as I lift my voice in prayer to You. Hearken to this prayer and send help to those in need, I pray – in Jesus name,

Amen


Prayer for Work

[Lord, help me find stable and suitable employment.] And when I do find work, may I make good use of my time, regarding it as a treasure. Help me to grow in the virtue of order, doing my work punctually, attentively and steadfastly. May I develop a well-structured plan that will permit me to live my spiritual life, family life, professional life and social life in a balanced way. [Amen.]


Prayer before a Day’s Work

Direct, we beg you, O Lord, our actions by your holy inspirations, and grant that we may carry them out with your gracious assistance, that every prayer and work of ours may begin always with you, and through you be happily ended. Amen.


A Prayer for the Work Day Ahead

Father, thank you for all the ways you’ve blessed me, specifically with this job that pays my bills and puts food on my table. Thank you that ALL work has significance because work is good. Help me bring you glory today, through my actions, my words, through the good work I do to bring order to my little corner of the world. Help me view my work as a blessing and not a curse. Give me grace and strength for the hardest aspects of my job. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.


Prayer For Vocation in Daily Work

Almighty God our heavenly Father, you declare your glory and show forth your handiwork in the heavens and in the earth: Deliver us in our various occupations from the service of self alone, that we may do the work you give us to do in truth and beauty and for the common good; for the sake of him who came among us as one who serves, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

(Source: 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA)


Office prayer before work

Living Lord,

Be with us as we work today.
Fill this office with inspiration and energy.
Help us to work as a team, and bring out the best in each other.
May we be efficient and achieve all we need to, but also remember to rest.
May this place be full of fun and friendship
And may relaxation and harmony inhabit this space.
Thank you for this new day and the opportunity to work together.

Amen.


Morning prayer before work

(a daily prayer of surrender to God)

Lord,

I give you all that I am this day.
Please brush away my weariness,
So that I may be inspired in my work.
Help me to discover new ways to reveal your love to all I meet.
Keep my mind clear and focused on all I need to achieve,
And give me the wisdom to overcome difficulties and find solutions.
I look to you and trust you are with me this day.

Amen.


Prayer Before Work Meeting

Father, as we gather together we thank you for your endless goodness to us. Thank you for all the skills and talents that you have given us and for everyone that is part of this wonderful team. We pray that you would give us great wisdom and insight as we discuss our work plans and make decisions about the future. We open our hearts to you now and invite your Holy Spirit to be present amongst us.

Thank you, Lord.

Amen.


A Prayer for the Work Day Ahead

Father, thank you for all the ways you’ve blessed me, specifically with this job that pays my bills and puts food on my table. Thank you that ALL work has significance because work is good. Help me bring you glory today, through my actions, my words, through the good work I do to bring order to my little corner of the world. Help me view my work as a blessing and not a curse. Give me grace and strength for the hardest aspects of my job. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.

– Renee Davis

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