If you’re at a career crossroads, changing jobs or even starting a new career you might be asking yourself if there is any value in prayer for employment. The answer to this question, however, really comes down to several personal considerations and your existing connection with G-d.
If you stay in touch with me and absorb what I say, you can achieve anything. (NLT) John 15:7
Prayer To Find Employment
Making petitions to God is something we are obligated to do. One of the most elementary reasons to pray is that God ordered it. Becoming a disciple is dedicating oneself fully to God’s will.
“Stay on the lookout and pray for help from above. You’ll cave in to temptation if you don’t. The mind and heart are on board, but the physical self is lagging. New Living Translation of Matthew 26:41
Then Jesus used a parable to drive home the point that constant prayer was essential. (Lucas 18:1)
Furthermore, make your requests known to the Holy Spirit at all times. Don’t forget this while you keep praying for and keeping an eye on God’s saints. (NIV) Bible verse cited (Ephesians 6:18)
What’s the Point if I Can’t Pray?
If you find yourself at a loss for words in prayer, have faith that the Holy Spirit will direct you:
When we are weak, the Spirit makes us strong. The Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf when we have no idea what to pray for. The Holy Spirit intercedes on behalf of the righteous in accordance with God’s purpose, and anybody who studies our hearts will know the thoughts of the Spirit. Romans 8:26–27, New International Version
Catholic Miracle Prayer To Get A Job
Generally, when you think about applying for jobs, you often consider your cover letter, creating the perfect resume, making sure you have great references and highlighting the parts of your life that apply best for the position.
Prayer shouldn’t be the last thing you think about though and I’m going to show you why you should consider changing your process.
The digital job application process
In my opinion, it was easier in the past – in terms of applying for jobs anyway. I remember how we did it back in the day before everything went online. You simply put on your best slacks, a button-down shirt and blazer and waltzed into an employer and requested an application. You would fill out your application, ask to speak with the manager and have the opportunity to make a lasting impression. It wasn’t unheard of to get an interview on the spot, or even get offered a job that same day.
Things have changed dramatically though. I would say that the digital age has made job hunting more difficult and impersonal. You don’t have the opportunity to make a lasting impression, or an opportunity to explain how you are the right person for the job. Even though you may not be qualified on paper.
In this hands-off, impersonal process sometimes it is extremely beneficial to know someone to get your foot in the door.
“If only I knew someone,” you say, “that could help me to move my application from the bottom to the top of the list.”
Prayer as part of your job application process
Well, there is someone who is available to help you. Someone whom you can reach out to for help. And they’re available 24 hours a day. This someone is G-d. And the easiest and most effective way to talk to G-d is with prayer.
When you pray for employment, you connect directly to Him. G-d is waiting and willing to help you with any obstacle you face, and that includes employment.
Prayer for employment is also a great way of releasing all stress and anxiety related to searching for a job, by entrusting G-d with your job-hunting process.
Prayer isn’t just part of the process
A word of caution, don’t expect to simply pray and be rewarded with the job of your dreams. Prayer is part of an ongoing relationship with G-d, it would be inappropriate to commence praying solely for the purpose of seeking a job and then ceasing all communication with G-d after finding a job – or failing to do so.
Prayer is part of an ongoing relationship with G-d. To pray as part of your job application process with an open heart and open mind can be truly beneficial.
Miracle Prayer To Get A Job
Prayer for employment
Below is a series of prayers that you can use in your communication with G-d. Depending on your needs, you can use one on its, combine several together or mix components from one into another.
These prayers for employment can be used by believers from various religions. If you are Christian, you may finish each prayer with “In Jesus’ name, Amen.” Muslims can end with “Peace be upon you and God’s blessings”.
Prayer to find a job
Dear God, I thank you that your word says that you know what I need before I ask. I am seeking employment and trusting you to place me in the best position. Not only to meet my financial needs but to contribute to my success in future endeavors.
I ask that this position be in alignment with the schedule I need so that I may remain faithful in all other personal and professional commitments. I know that you have a job for me, and I will trust you in getting me there.
Prayer for a successful job application
Applications can be overwhelming and even intimidating. So G-d, I ask that you help me to be confident in the skill, individuality, and gifts that you have given me. That I may complete my application in confidence knowing that I have something to offer and that you are with me making sure I get the job that is just for me.
Help me gather all the information needed for the application and to relay my thoughts in a way that is personable yet professional. Help me to see what the specific employer needs so that I may tailor my application to fit their qualifications.
Prayer for success at the job interview
Dear God, help me to see the great and undeniable things about myself that are only true to me. Help me to showcase myself in a way that highlights who I am as an individual, but also relates to why I would be an important addition to their company.
May your peace be settled in me so that I can convey my thoughts clearly and professionally during this upcoming job interview.
Help me to answer all questions in a way that is authentic, yet honest and true to who I am and what I have to offer. May I leave a lasting, unforgettable impression knowing that you are always present with me.
Prayer for career guidance
God, I come to you knowing that you know all things and always have my best interest at heart. Lord, I come seeking your guidance today. Help me to understand which career path is right for me right now. I am choosing not to lean unto my own understanding, but to instead acknowledge you, thus allowing you to guide and lead my footsteps.
It can be hard to see the right thing to do from my view within my own circumstances, so I am instead trusting your judgment and your direction to show me what to do and where to go in this season of my life. Give me eyes to see and ears to hear what you would have me to do.
Prayer to receive favor and blessing in your future job
Dear God, I thank you that you have a job for me, and I know that in whatever position you place me, I will be blessed. I am blessed when I come and when I go, and I know that I am above only and not beneath. You have blessed me and called me your own.
I know that my success is found in you and you have given me the ability to perform my job with excellence. It is in you that I receive a promotion, increase and success and I thank you that your blessing and favor will be awaiting me at the new job that you have for me.
I am confident that these prayers for employment will contribute to your successful job search.
And remember that your relationship with G-d and your prayer habit shouldn’t end once you find a job. There is always room for prayer when it comes to other aspects of your career too – whether it be a new client, difficult co-workers or new business ventures.
Prayer For New Job Opportunity
The topic of finances and work can be a constant worry to some because it makes up such a large part of our daily lives. There is stress in not making enough money, fear in losing a job, jealousy in seeing someone else’s accomplishments when you’ve worked just as hard, and weariness in a taxing, underappreciated position. Sometimes you just want to quit and do something else. Other times you need something, anything to support yourself and your family; yet, opportunities seem scarce.
Whether you’re miserable at your current job or are unemployed and searching, your first reaction may be to try and take control of the situation. When we try to control the situation ourselves, we tend to get stressed easily and may begin to feel down when we don’t see the results we want. What we need to do is to take our impatience, our longing for blessing, our desire to support loved ones, and our hurt from the workplace and put it at the feet of the only One who is in control—Jesus, our sovereign Savior and King.
We have a God who can relate, and he is a God who wants to hear from us even in our most trying moments. Our heavenly Father knows everything that’s going on in our lives, but he still wants us to seek him and confide in him. He wants us to trust him that he will hold us close no matter what turns our lives may take. Use this prayer for employment to speak powerful words of belief and hope over your life.
A Prayer for Employment
You know my needs. You know my desire for a job, for work I enjoy doing, for the next step in my career to present itself. I pray that you would guide me as I continue on this job hunting journey. May I focus first on your will for my life, putting your desires and your plan above my own wishes and wants. Open doors to new opportunities that you desire for me, and equip me with the skills, knowledge, and wisdom I need to take steps forward in this process. As I craft my resume, write cover letters, submit my applications, connect with new companies and potential employers, and go on interviews, give me the words to speak and the courage to share who I am and what I can do. Give me confidence that can only come from you, and give me humility too. I trust you, Lord– my life is in your hands. Your will be done. Thank you for being near to me every step of the way and thank you for always providing for my every need. May this all be for your glory.
In your name,
-Rachel Dawson, Design Editor
5 Bible Verses to Remind You God is Listening
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” (1 John 5:14)
“I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.” (Psalm 17:6)
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Romans 12:12)
“The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” (Psalm 145:18)
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6)
Download this free PDF of Prayers for Faith to use in times of uncertainty. Trust in the Lord and He will provide what is best for your soul!
When you have a rough day at work and you just don’t understand how your co-worker or boss could have said something so rude to you, when you feel like you put your best in but you keep getting corrected, and when you did everything that you were asked but the company let you go…remember the gospel. Remember that Jesus died so that you could have life, remember that Jesus said this life would be challenging, and remember that Jesus said he would never leave you. Thank God for his presence in your life, then pray for every person that let you down or hurt you; pray that God would open their minds and their hearts to have the same gospel hope that you do and forgive them.
“Paul wanted people to see Christ more clearly, and he knew that God’s power would accomplish that. The gospel is the power to change people (see Ro 1:16), and when people see Christ more clearly, they are empowered to live and act as God intended.
We can apply Paul’s teaching in three ways. First, let us pray that God’s power may help us see the issues we encounter at work as opportunities for God to show his glory. Second, let us pray that God’s power conforms us to the image of Christ. Third, let us pray that God’s power enables us to extend his love to others. God’s transformative and creative power is upon us, and can significantly inform our work and the way we live our lives.
For various reasons, it is easy to forget to pray about the ups and downs of our work. We may focus on praying for family and friends, or on our own personal growth or needs. But we neglect the issues that arise from or at work. Yet God wants to open our eyes to see how he is able to do more than we can ask or imagine (see Eph 3:20) in every sphere of life. His power changes not only the way we see, but also how we pray. He wants us to express our thanks to him for the work that we do, as well as petition him about every concern we have. And he wants us to realize that prayer can change even our circumstances at work.”