7 Prayers for Employment or Work

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In the United States today, so many people are unemployed.  Some are fearful of being laid off.  Others wonder about promotions.  Many are looking for better jobs.  There are a number of issues facing our country today regarding employment.  Here are 7 prayers that you can pray about specific needs in the workplace.

Prayer for Work

Most Merciful Father,

I’m at my wits end, Lord.  I feel like I have tried every avenue to find work and yet I have not gotten a single phone call about my applications that I have sent out.   Lord, I want to provide for my family.  I want to make a steady income that can pay my rent/mortgage and provide meals for my spouse and children.  Lord, you know what is best for me and I lay these burdens at your throne now.  You are good all of the time, Father, and I am placing my trust in you this day.  I love you Lord!  Amen

Jobs at Risk

Blessed Lord,

You already know before I speak what I am going to say.  Nothing I say is a surprise to You and yet You yearn for my voice daily.  I love You, God, because You love me as Your own child.  I bring you a huge burden today, Lord.  My company is downsizing because they are losing money.  O gracious Lord, my department was told about potential lay-offs.  I plead with You now, Father.  Please keep my position safe.  I am scared for my future, Lord.  I pray for Your peace that truly passes all understanding.  Give me an ease of mind as I continue to work at my job.  Lord, if I am laid off, it is because You have allowed it and I pray that You would have another open door ready for me to walk through.  You are King, Father, and I trust in Your will this day.  Amen

Possible Promotions

Wonderful Lord,

You have blessed me with so much, Father.  I have a wonderful family and church family.  I thank you for Your love and I must lay a burden at Your feet.  Father, You know about the promotion that I may get.  Lord, it would be a huge blessing to receive it.  I am not putting my faith in money, Lord.  My faith is in You only.  If You allow me this promotion, I will use it faithfully as You see fit.  I will be responsible with it and pay off existing debts and I will continue to tithe at church.  Father, I am giving this completely to You and whatever Your decision is, I will thank You because You are loving, gracious and generous even in poverty.  I love You, Abba Father.  Amen

Career Decisions

"While there are many problems facing us all at our jobs, we have one ultimate solution and that is to trust fully in God."

“While there are many problems facing us all at our jobs, we have one ultimate solution and that is to trust fully in God.”

Loving Father,

I praise You because You love me in spite of all of my failures and weaknesses.  You wash me in Your Word and clean my soul up more with each passage I read.  Father, I bring You a burden this day.  I feel like I am stuck in a dead end job with no possibility of promotion.  I am barely floating above water right now.  You have blessed me with other talents that I could potentially use in other career fields.  Father, if You are willing, I pray for You to open a door to a different career for me.  I would love to use the talents You have given me to provide for my family.  Where You lead, I will follow.  I praise Your name, Lord!  Amen

Am I Transparent?

Holy Lord,

Blessed be Your name always.  You have set my feet on a solid rock, Jesus Christ.  I thank You, Jesus, for Your bravery and love that saved me from my sins on the cross.  I will praise You forever!  Lord, I feel like a doormat at work.  I have tried to promote ideas to better the work environment while cutting down on costs.  Management usually pacifies me with words they will not follow through on.  They say, “we will consider it” but I know they forget about me as soon as they walk away.  Father, You have provided me this job and I am grateful for it.  I pray that you will soften the hearts of the leadership there.  I don’t even care if they reject every idea of mine, Father.  I just want to them to actually care and consider my suggestions.  I just want to be seen as a person and not an object to make them money.  I love You, Lord and I will follow You wherever You lead.  I love You!  Amen

Struggles with Co-workers

Beautiful Lord,

You are abounding in grace and mercy for Your children.  I am so thankful that You call me Your child.  Lord, work is getting stressful because of the environment I am in.  Father, there are many people who hate You there and they make my life miserable because they know that I love You.  I trust in James as it says, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.” (James 1:2)  I realize the benefit of being persecuted for believing in Jesus and I gladly accept whatever comes my way.  Lord, I pray that You would soften the hearts of my co-workers.  I will keep planting seeds, Lord.  I pray that they will let you water them.  I love you, Father.  Amen

Tragic Circumstances

Oh Merciful Father,

My company has lost a great man to a tragic accident and his life was taken from him.  Father, many people at work really loved this man and everyone is lost right now.  Father, I pray for strength while I am grieving.  Lord, use me to show Your love to all of those hurting at my job.  I want to be the light that shines in the darkness, Father.  I really need Your strength though.  Carry me, Lord, as I help carry others through this difficult time.  You are my strength when I am weak, Lord.  I love You, Father.  Amen


While there are many problems facing us all at our jobs, we have one ultimate solution and that is to trust fully in God.  God knows what is best for us in all circumstances.  I pray that you will trust in God fully with your employment burdens, wants and needs as you continue to live a life worthy of the calling.  God bless you all.

Take a look at this article which gives some life application on trusting the Lord

Trust the Lord Bible Verses and Life Application

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Jack Wellman March 25, 2013 at 10:38 am

Such a good work again my brother. Truly remarkable that you have such insight into so many areas of the Christian’s walk with Christ. Among my favorites are “Am I Transparent?” because that may be the greatest block for us sharing our faith if they see us as having a wall around us…on the other hand, admitting our faults, weaknesses, and backgrounds, is a way to see that the lost have hope also of overcoming. Thanks friend.


Derek Hill March 25, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Thank you Jack. I am realizing the older I get, the more I really, truly love Jesus and want to know Him more and more. I actually wrote the “Am I Transparent” section based off of my own work experience. So many managers at companies ignore the ideas and experience of those under them. I appreciate your kind words as always, brother. Thank you and God bless you!


Pepper March 25, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I know someone for whom I prayed the Prayer for Work tonight. She was fired recently, through no fault of her own.


Derek Hill March 25, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I am so sorry for your friend Pepper. It is so hard to see God working when trials come, but He does have a plan. When one door closes, another one opens. I’ll be praying for your friend.


malaika May 27, 2013 at 3:27 pm

OOH GOD; I have pray years and years, but every day I see others get jobs and move up. I cant help my family, I haven’t seen my mother for 7 years because I cant afford to go home. WHY ME? I need a job lord.


Derek Hill May 27, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Hello Malaika. I understand where you are coming from. I am stuck and will never move up in my company because I set Sundays aside for church. I am not “flexible” in their eyes which means I will always stay where I am at. I encourage you to stop asking “why me?” and start asking “what can I learn from this trial, God?” When you focus on His will for you, you will learn and grow in your faith. I am so sorry that you can’t visit your mom. I really am. That is sad. Stay strong in the Lord because it is through His strength that we can survive in our own weaknesses. God bless you!


MaryKaty May 27, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Do you have anything for better and suitable employment? After 18 months of temping followed by 12 months of not fully funded unemployment (due to the pay cut I took in the 18 months of temping), I took the first job that was offered to me because I was on my 2nd extension and I had 5 months left total. To be honest, God told me not to take it. My gut told me not to take it. The low-balled me on the offer and to top it off, my 80 year old mom became sick and was hsopitalized, the Friday before I was going to start. She lives with me and I am her sole support. I could have called and said I couldn’t take it and I would still have been eligible for unemployment because I had not yet filled out the W2. However, after all that time I was too afraid not to. I had been using this prayer, but I am unable to find anything remotely fulfilling about this place. It’s (small) paycheck with health insurance, with no one to talk to nor anyone I can relate to.

A Prayer to find Employment

God be with me today in finding employment.
Lead me to work that I love, and that has value.
Guide me to a place with an atmosphere of respect
And cooperation, in a safe and happy environment.
Help me to find fulfillment mentally and financially.
Thank you God, for bringing this to me today!

None of this is true of my place of employment. I think some people there like my boss love it. They are linear, left brained people. I’m a tangential, left brained person with no interest whatsoever in this field. I’m having panic attacks about being stuck at this place forever alone. I knew the first day that I had made a mistake. I decided to wait a “decent” amount of time before starting to look again full force. It will be 4 months in June, I started the job hunt full force this weekend (Memorial Day 2013) but there is so little out there. Any prayers from any one are welcome. I will continue to pray for everyone who is in a similar situation due to this economy, especially those who have been unable to find anything at all.


Derek Hill May 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Hello Mary Katy. I am sorry to hear about your circumstances. A few things I suggest is to be thankful that you have a job, even if it isn’t the most ideal. I am in the same boat. I don’t really have a fondness for the field I am in but it is income none the less. Also, I recommend really spending as much time as you can in prayer and the word. Being anxious is what the devil wants you to be. Wait patiently on the Lord. Everything is good in His timing. Ask Him what His will is for you. I really enjoyed the prayer you wrote. I would simply add at the end, “Lord, wherever You lead me, I will follow. Gracious Father, whatever Your will is, may it be done in my situation with work.” As hard as the trial is right now, stay firm in the Lord. Satan is trying desperately to make you give up! Don’t give him a foothold. Pray constantly to God. Stay in the Word! I hope and pray that God will show you His will soon. Until He does, seek Him constantly! I am going to pray for you as soon as I hit the reply button below 🙂 God bless you!


loca June 9, 2013 at 5:33 pm

thank u Dereck u are such an annointed man of God…help me to pray for job n marriage


Derek Hill June 9, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Thank you Ioca! Your kind words mean a lot. I will definitely pray for you in your job and for marriage! God bless!


Carmine July 30, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Urgent prayer for employment:

Abba Father. Jehovah Jireh, El Elyon, our Most High God.

We come humbly before Thee today, with praise and thanksgiving, and in the precious Name of Jesus.

We claim the Power of The Blood and the Power of The Cross upon us this day.

We forgive all whom have trespassed against us, as we ask Thy forgiveness for our sins.

We ask for full and immediate gainful employment in my industry, with Thy Divine blessings and favor.

Father, you say in Your Word that “My God shall provide all of my needs, according to His riches and glory by Christ Jesus.”

My job is the need that I ask for. I ask now in faith believing that I have already received it, according to Your Word..

I stand on Your Word Father, in expectation of my job. Praise God for the Holy Ghost!

We ask that you rebuke the Devourer, Father, that no demonic forces may hamper the manifestation and deliverance of Your chosen job to me. Cast Satan into the Lake of Fire, that he not interfere.

We pray in faith receiving Father, as we praise Thy Glorious Name.

In Jesus’s precious Name we believe.

Amen and Amen.


Derek Hill August 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Amen CNS! May God bind Satan, that he will not interfere with you getting a job! This prayer blessed me to read! I will pray for you also! God bless!


Ifeanyi August 11, 2013 at 4:00 am

I hav written 2 aptitude test for this [email protected],i need God’s intervention to give me the job,pls pray for me too


Derek Hill August 11, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Prayers are on the way Ifeanyi! May God grant you everything you need according to His will. Bless you!


francis addae September 27, 2013 at 1:00 am

I have been out of job for six months. Applied over 100 positions. I have attended four interviews, three that they assured me of gainful employment. I have been looking forward to hearing from these companies. Yet nothing. I need the divine intervention. I need prayers to bind the devil. Pray for me Derek.


Derek Hill September 28, 2013 at 8:22 am

I will definitely pray for you Francis. As hard as it is right now, God has got this. Sometimes He closes doors that aren’t good for us and waits for the right one to open. Stay strong in Him and lean into His loving arms! Prayers are on the way!


samuel collins November 22, 2013 at 10:50 pm

I am currently working as an operator in a water treatment plant.this job is a 6 days a week and 3 different shift.but i am not happy with my work since the past 2 years.ever since i enter shift work my life has become so down to earth,boring,miserable.and also i have to work on public holidays and sometime have to work 16 hours a day.i don’t have time for my self,my friend and my family and i cannot even attend mass on sunday or any other day.Right now i am praying very hard so that i can get transfer to another department called MECHANICAL UNIT,being a mechanic is my dream job,my father friend who is a superintendent ofthis unit is trying his best to bring me out from the shift job to his mechanical unit..by getting this job in this unit,i will have a better future and much better prospect.and this job is a normal morning shift and a 5 days a week work.so if anyone who reads this please pray for me to get this transfer to the mechanical unit…please help me….by getting this job will change my life and my career .please pray for me…


Derek Hill January 9, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Hi Samuel,

I will definitely pray for you in this, that God would grant this for you if He hasn’t already. So sorry for such a late response. Thank you for visiting us and God bless!


Anita Hampton January 9, 2014 at 2:24 am

Good Morning

Im a 51 year old South African female-Not married and dont have children.My Mom was my best friend she passed away suddenly in 2012-She left me a legacy-Taste Nita taste and see how good God is.She really loved the Lord and because of this scripture i have become more dependent on Jesus.However -I think im impatient-What i pray for never materialises.I want to stop smoking cigarettes,I need a scipture that i can turn to -to overcome this habit.I really would like my mountain of debt to dissappear-And i would really like a partner.Im not sure -But Jesus is not listening to me i think.Please assist me with scriptures.Also.Your article on unqually yoked.I loved it .Thank You.However can 1 pray that the mind and heart be equally yoked to the Holy Spirit.That they become 1?


Derek Hill January 9, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Hi Anita,

First off let me say that God and Jesus always hear your prayers. When God is silent there is always a reason, but He always listens to you. With your debt, a wise man once told me to start with the smallest bills first and work from there. Does that make sense? With being single, stay strong in the Lord, He knows your desires and what is best for you. It may be that your future partner is not around yet. With smoking, I think other areas besides the Bible are worth considering. I watched my uncle die of lung cancer and it was a horrible, painful experience for him. But other things can happen too: black lung disease, high blood pressure, heart disease and many others. If you take these seriously, you can quit. I was a smoker too. I smoked 2 packs a day when I was younger, but I have been smoke free for 14 years now and I never crave them. However, I can point you to this verse: “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body,” (1 Cor. 6:19-20). When you are knowingly hurting your body with cigarettes, you are not honoring God because your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit. The Spirit lives in you. I hope this helps. Also, yes your heart and mind should always be on the same path with the Holy Spirit. They should always be yolked together. God bless!


Mohamed Sellu January 12, 2015 at 8:25 am

I am grateful for the seven prayers for Employment. Holy God i am please with my current status according to your will for my life. Yah you know me better, just to remind you about my present status. By your Grace I made a First Class Degree in Mathematics,2010. i have taught in schools and Sunday schools, written Mathematics Textbooks for Senior Secondary Schools in West Africa. Yah i am begging for a reward with a Job that will make me do more and fulfill your plan for my life. You promise that our labour in you will be rewarded.i want start my family and care for them, To be consider at the University as a Research/ Teaching Assistant.
Kindly remember me for the sake of the one who gave his life to redeem mankind. Thank you Lord in Jesus Name.


Linda Mbogo June 16, 2015 at 4:19 am

Pls pray for my sister Caro who was declared redundant and given a three month notice to expire in October. She has struggled for almost ten years until she got this job which she has worked for about 2½ years.


Jack Wellman June 16, 2015 at 6:40 pm

I will pray for your beloved sister Caro.


maleshoane July 30, 2015 at 6:19 am

yesterday I had a dream where I was surrounded by white angels and god lights please help me what does it mean


Jack Wellman July 30, 2015 at 9:13 am

Thank you Maleshoane. I would not be able to interpret this dream and really, dreams are just so random that it is impossible to know if they are from God or not. Most of the time I would say that they are not so please don’t put too much concern or stock into this dream that it means anything so don’t take this dream too seriously. I have no interpretation of this dream and even Joseph said that God was the one Who interpreted Pharaoh’s dream. There is no gift of dream interpretation and there is no such example in all the Bible about this…God does not use typically use dreams in this way to tell us something but it doesn’t mean that he might not be telling you something in yours but what that my friend, I have no clue. I am sorry I couldn’t really help you but thank you for sharing this with us and your question my friend.


oshiomogho friday August 18, 2015 at 10:17 am

i need job opportunity to carter for my siblings.


Merlin September 27, 2015 at 12:22 am

Praise god almighty

As very sad and sick at heart, I lost my job all of a sudden on August 25 due to an subordinate mistake and being his supervisor had to take the responsibility and move .I am continuously trying for job past month and no calls yet.Please pray lord almighty to bless me with a good job very soon.Thanking you!

Need your valuable prayers in the name of lord almighty.


Mary February 11, 2016 at 7:38 am

My friends in Christ kindly assist me to pray for my husband who has been jobless for quit sometime now, my salary is too small, we have two kids and am not able to manage all by myself but if he gets a job then he will assist me in one way or the other, I have tried by my own but now I need your prayers too, be blessed as you are going to assist me with your prayers.


Hope August 14, 2016 at 9:06 pm

Hello my husband needs prayer. Their is a person at work that has done harm to a lot of employees. I pray for her Haydee. I really need prayer for her.


Febeanne August 24, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Thank you so much for these prayers. I am using one you wrote.I have prayed everyday for the past year for a better place to work with better hours. I am at work more than home and the main reason I need this job is for insurance. It would be so nice to be able to be with my children more and be involved in the things they do. I am “trapped” here to an extent. I know I am very Blessed and I know it could be so much worse. I have experienced worse I was a single mom earlier in life. I know the struggle but I also know the Lord wants me to be able to see my children and husband more than I do. I just keep praying for a better opportunity


Melissa October 25, 2016 at 10:35 pm

I am asking for prayer – I have been unemployed for almost three months in my field and praying for God to open the door he wants me to go through for employment to take care of my family. I had three potential opportunities in 3rd interviews that all fell through-all at the same time. On the surface they seemed like the one, but God has something else in mind for my life.


Felicia November 21, 2016 at 3:13 pm

My friends, please help me with a special prayer for my son who has been laid off since August. He has a 3rd interview with one company this week. Please join me to pray for him and on his behalf. I know God is in control.


karupu December 13, 2016 at 9:50 am


please help me with a special prayer, I have been working for about 10 years as a volunteer for this organization, its a humanitarian organization, Namibia Red cross society, I went for different interview but always unsuccessful please can you help me


Jack Wellman December 13, 2016 at 10:09 am

Praying for you my friend. Let us know when you get a job, okay?


Diane February 9, 2017 at 4:22 am

Please help with a special prayer, for finding that job just for me. And also I get nervous during interviews. I need too learn to relax and let the good Lord above help get me through this. I trust you Jesup Amen


JAVIER February 20, 2017 at 9:55 pm

Please brother, pray for me as Im still waiting for a good job offer, I have been unemployed for 2 months already. Please pray for that, our Lord provides me financila stability, so I can pay my rent and my food !!



Terry Herr April 28, 2017 at 9:21 pm

I lost my job in September. I recently received a temporary job, I really pray I can keep it full time it’s not a huge pay, but it has benefits. I need this so much for my family. Please pray I can keep this job.


Jaison May 15, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Lord, I need a good job urgently as I am facing many troubles and dirty games in my present job. They want me to resign so transfer me to other locations. You know everything Lord. I am stressed and burdened with pain and sorrows. Bless me O Lord.


Jack Wellman May 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm

Praying for you Jaison.


Jennifer Harris July 3, 2017 at 9:09 pm

I have went down an dead end, sucisdual road for 21 years. I should of been dead but the Lord mercifily saved my life multiple times. I am thankful. I used drugs everyday because I didn’t know how it was to be loved and didnt care about anything. Last year April 2016 I moved away from the environment I was in and moved in with my mother and grandmother. I accepted God into my life and completly changed in all my bad habits and I not only accepted the Lord but I walked in his footsteps. I got an job, opened an bank account, bought an car, got back into society, and the outside of me changed also I am glowing.People dont even recognize me. I never knew the beauty of life even the air I breathe is different. The devil got on my back one year of moving, I had several things to happen to me, but I didnt go back to that old life. If I can change my life of abuse mentally and phsyically, drug addiction, lost my kids, went to jail often, anything from the devil or rules I broke.I was up under depression and it was because I made the wrong choice’s but I tell you now the best choice I ever made was putting God first in my life without him, I dont know how anyone is happy or gets by. Everyone has a story and past. Your past will haunt you but Jesus will guide you. Have faith and live by his commadents and be worry free. I love me now more than I ever have. I thank God for forgiving me and putting me here today where I am. I give thanks to my awesome God.


Whitney July 7, 2017 at 12:19 am

I have been looking for a job for 4 weeks. This past week I applied for almost 100 jobs. I recently graduated college and moved to Houston. Please pray that God will let someone take a chance on me and offer me a job. Thank you.


FIona August 2, 2017 at 11:44 am

My husband is going for an Interview Friday at 09.00am, He has not completed his high school and this is a good opportunity for him, it will help us to relocate and get away from evil friends and he will also be focused at work and wont have time to sit at bars. Please pray for him for this to go smoothly, god needs to direct him and be with him.


Liz September 18, 2017 at 10:57 am


I am a student and I am in need of a FULL time job in the hospital near me as a Patient Care Assistant II, due to being a student, I need a job in the evenings, Sunday through Thursday from 7p to 7a. The job must offer benefits and accommodate school. I am using active faith and applying to several jobs in the hospital system in surrounding areas of my home. Thank you all and GOD bless.


Timothy March 29, 2019 at 6:09 am

Am timothy from Uganda please pray for me that I find are job I can’t even pay for my rent and other bills I need God to intervene


Me July 9, 2019 at 10:33 pm

I ask for prayer to let the lord make it tomorrow where I get to keep my job. Im on a final amd a decision will be made tomorrow and I give all my worries to you lord. You know and zi put my trust in you. I made a mistake a work but its not over. Claim it woth me that the battle is not mines oh lord but its yours. In jesus name ai pray Amen!


Wendy July 22, 2019 at 2:05 pm

Please pray for me. I may have a new job but it is pending until they can do reference checks. I’m praying that no old boss is vindictive and references are all positive or at least decent. Thank you for praying for me. I will help others.


Jack Wellman July 22, 2019 at 2:16 pm

Praing now Wendy about your possible new job. Let us know how it turns out.


nora smith March 31, 2021 at 11:04 pm

my son is staying in rooming house with people that have a record, please pray for their protection from all harm. he also is being blackballed from jobs he is very smart. i would say jealousy is involved the person took pieces off his car so it wouldnt start, this made him lose his job. please agree with me in prayer for whole family. God bless you and pray for others too, I AM A PRIVATE PERSON IF YOU CAN KEEP THIS CONFIDENTIAL PLEASE.


Jack Wellman April 1, 2021 at 11:45 am

Hello Mrs. Smith. I will pray for his protection.


Mary Mahin October 8, 2021 at 12:20 am

My employment contract will expire on December 31, 2021. My boss has informed me that they will not renew my contract due to the business not making money.
Please offer a prayer for to Jesus that my boss will have other avenues to keep me on the job. He knows that he needs my
services but other people are pressuring him to not renew my contract of employment.
I am a single mother of five (5). Need your prayers please.


Jack Wellman October 8, 2021 at 2:45 pm

Hello Mary. Praying for you now.


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