A Prayer for Work

Heavenly Father,

We come before You today with grateful hearts, thanking You for the blessings of another day of work. We ask for Your guidance and wisdom in all that we do, and for the strength to do it to the best of our abilities. Help us to work diligently and with integrity, treating our colleagues and clients with respect and kindness.

We pray for protection on our job, that You would keep us safe from harm and danger. Give us the courage to speak Your truth in the workplace, and to be a light in the midst of darkness.

We ask for Your provision in our work, that You would bless our efforts and provide for all of our needs. Help us to be faithful stewards of the resources You have entrusted to us, and to use them for Your glory.

We also pray for those who are unemployed, that You would open doors of opportunity for them and give them the resources they need to provide for themselves and their families.

We lift up to You all of our friends and family members who are working, that You would bless them and keep them safe.

We give You all the glory and praise, Lord, for the work that You have given us to do. Thank You for the opportunity to serve You in this way.

In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.

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Colossians 3:23-24 ESV

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

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Proverbs 14:23 ESV

In all toil there is profit,
    but mere talk tends only to poverty.

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Ephesians 4:28 ESV

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

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