How to Pray for Your Workplace

January 6th, 2015

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.
Channel(s): Doing Your Job
Tags: Labor Day, prayer