Use these prayers based on Scripture to pray for your work and your workplace.
Lord, I long to worship You in my work and pray that You would
- tear down any mental walls that divide the secular from the sacred in my life. In all I do, help me recognize that every part of my existence, including my work, belongs to you. (Ps. 24:1)
- help me bring every part of my work before You as an offering of praise and worship, recognizing that everything I do is holy to You. (Col. 3:22)
- help me do excellent work as an offering to You because it this what You deserve (Col. 3:23)
Lord, I long to know and live Your Word and ask that
- I would find wisdom from Your Word so that I can live Your truth in my workplace (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
- I would experience “rest” in my labor knowing that You, Lord, are at work in, through, and for me (Ps. 127:2)
- I would find my calling and pursue it with passion (Eph. 2:10)
- my work would adorn Your doctrine in every respect (Titus 2:10)
- as employer or employee, I would treat others righteously and fairly (Col. 4:1)
- I would turn from pride, arrogance, self-righteousness, greed, and materialism in order to pursue humility, righteousness, and service to my fellow man at work (Micah 6:8)
Lord, I long to pray boldly and dependently and desire that
- prayer would be the evident and controlling force in my work and my place of worship (Col. 4: 2)
- You would provide good work for those of us who are unemployed (1 Thess. 4:11-12)
- You would establish and prosper the work of my hands (Deut. 30:9; Ps. 90:17)
Lord, I long to hear stories of rescue and redemption and pray that
- I would recognize the privilege and opportunity that I have to bring the gospel to people with whom I work. (Col. 4:5-6)
- I would be wise, winsome, gracious, and be a positive spiritual influence in my workplace. (Col. 4:5-6)
- You would use me to draw coworkers to Christ.
Lord, I long to see Your will done on earth as it is in heaven and ask that
- I would recognize that all prosperity comes from You and desire to use it for Your glory. (Deut. 8:18)
- I would use my business resources, influence, and capital to benefit the citizens of Your world with less opportunity (Jer. 29:7)
Lord, I affirm that…
- You are the Lord of the workplace as well as the place of worship, and I owe complete allegiance to You in all places
- all work that meets legitimate needs is Your work to be done in Your way and for Your glory
- prosperity comes from You and is a gift to be used for Your glory, not my ease
- while You made all things for me to enjoy, true satisfaction comes only from You
Lord, we confess…
- at times I have been proud and arrogant about success, thinking it was because I am smarter, better, worked harder, or deserved your blessing more than others
- I have sometimes placed success above integrity and power above people. In this I have sinned against you
- I have often let my love of safety and prosperity quench my courage and compassion
- I have kept You at a safe distance, mentally locking in the church building away from my daily affairs
- how I could have used Your strength, guidance, wisdom, and love at times if I had only known You are as real part of my life on Monday as You are on Sunday
Lord, I ask that…
- You would help me live an ethically distinctive life, both in public and private.
- I would practice the discipline of craftsmanship in my field, working with all my heart as if You were my employer, client, or customer—because You are.
- I would pursue what I am gifted to do, finding delight and joy in the work You created and gifted me to do, as well as the work I must do for which I am not gifted.
- I would be intentional about my spiritual influence, being a wise, winsome witness in my place of work.
- others would see the reality of Your presence in my life and be attracted to You.