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4 Powerful Prayers for Work and the Workplace

Bring the Lord to the center of your being amid everyday hustle with these short prayers!

Today, as we start on a new week and face new challenges at work, may we find time to reflect on our personal motivations and the valuable reasons as to why we choose to do hard work on the daily.

“It is difficult to have dignity without work,” Pope Francis says. “Work means dignity, work means taking food home, work means loving!” (Read: Pope Francis Homilies: Valuable Lessons on Christian Living)

So, whether you are someone who’s looking for a new job, working hard to feed your family, struggling to fight work burnout, or facing the challenges of earning amid the pandemic, bring the Lord to the center of your being amid everyday hustle with these short prayers.

Prayer for the Work Day 

Almighty God, thank Thee for the job of this day. May we find gladness in all its toil and difficulty, its pleasure and success, and even in its failure and sorrow. We would look always away from ourselves, and behold the glory and the need of the world that we may have the will and the strength to bring the gift of gladness to others; that with them we stand to bear the burden and heat of the day and offer Thee the praise of work well done. Amen.

Prayer for the Workplace

Dear Heavenly Father, As I enter my workplace today, I invite you to join me so that everyone here will sense your presence. I give you this day and ask you to work through me by the power of the Holy Spirit. May I convey your peace, just as I am aware of your comforting proximity at all times. Fill me with your grace, mercy, ​and power to serve you and others in this place.

Lord Jesus, I want you to be glorified in my life and in this place of business. I pray you will be Lord over everything that is said and done here. God, I thank you for the numerous blessings and gifts you have given me. May I bring honor to your name and spread joy to others.

Holy Spirit, help me to depend on you wholly today. Renew my strength. Fill me with physical and spiritual energy so that I will be the best employee I can be. Give me eyes of faith to see from a heavenly perspective as I do my job. Lord, guide me with your wisdom. Help me to work through every challenge and conflict. Let me be a beacon for you and a blessing to my coworkers. My prayer is to be a living witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Short Workday Prayer

Dear God, I commit this work day to you. Thank you for this job, my employers and coworkers. I invite you, Jesus, to be with me today. May I perform each task with diligence, patience, and to the best of my ability. May I serve with integrity and speak with clarity. May I understand my role and purpose as I contribute worthily. Help me to handle each challenge with wisdom. Lord, please work in me and through me today. Amen.

A Prayer for Successful Work

Almighty God, whose hands hold all matters of life, give me the grace of success in the work that I do. Help me to give it careful thought and the strict attention that will lead to success. Watch over me and govern my actions, that I may not mar its perfection. Show me how to give my best, and let me not despise the toil that is necessary to complete it. Make my life a successful one, in that every duty you give to me, I do it well. Give me the blessing of your help and guidance, and suffer me not to fail. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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