A Prayer for Workers

Heavenly Father,

We come before You today with grateful hearts, giving thanks for the gift of work and the blessings it brings. We ask for Your guidance and wisdom as we labor in our various fields.

Give us the strength and energy to fulfill our responsibilities to the best of our abilities. We pray for protection from harm, and for unity and teamwork among our colleagues.

Help us to be good stewards of the resources You have given us, and to use our skills to serve others and bring glory to Your Name.

We pray that our work will be a reflection of Your love and grace to those around us. We ask that You would use our work to further Your kingdom and bring hope and healing to the world.

We also pray for those who are unemployed and seeking work, that You would provide for their needs and lead them to fulfilling jobs.

We know that everything comes from You and we trust in Your provision. We also know that You have a plan and a purpose for each of our lives and we ask that You would reveal that to us as we trust in You.

We pray all these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

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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Ephesians 6:5-8 ESV

Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free.

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1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

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Ecclesiastes 3:13 ESV

also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.

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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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Proverbs 12:11 ESV

Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
    but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.

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