Prayers for Success in Work
Success is the state or condition of meeting a defined range of expectations. It may be viewed as the opposite of failure. The criteria for success depend on context, and may be relative to a particular observer or belief system. One person might consider a success what another person considers a failure, particularly in cases of direct competition or a zero-sum game.
“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.
We have collected some of the best prayers for Success in Work to use in request to God. May these prayers for safety bring you comfort and peace of mind. May these prayers for strength encourage your spirit and strengthen your faith.
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
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
Prayer About Unpleasantness at Work
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,
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,
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,
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.
Prayer Of Protection For Those Facing Dangers at Work
Prayer When Work Is Difficult To Find
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,
Prayer About a Difficult Work Situation
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,
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,
“”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)