God of Righteousness,

You know that I want to honor You.  I don’t want to jeopardize my character or your reputation for a temporary and dishonest benefit.  You know every detail of my situation at work and how I am being asked to compromise on principles.  I know that it would be easier to give in to what I am being asked to do, but I don’t want to do things just because they are easier.  I want to do what is right.

If I am misjudging what is being asked of me, I ask you to make that clear and obvious to me.  I don’t want to falsely accuse anyone of unethical practices.  I know You have called me to love righteousness, to be fair and honest in all my dealings, and that is exactly what I need Your help to do.

Help me to be courageous to stand up for what is right.  Help me to communicate respectfully and clearly what is unethical.  Help me to find solutions to this situation that are redemptive, so that my employer and colleagues know there is a better way of handling this that will be of greater benefit and have a reward in the long run.  I ask God that you protect me from anyone who would seek to damage me and my position for taking a stand. 

I pray for supernatural favor.  Just as you saved Daniel from the lion’s den, I trust that You will save me. 

Thank you, in Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

 

Dear Lord,

You know that I/we have been hit hard by several surprises at once, and I/we can’t handle all the bills in front of me/us.  I feel numb and overwhelmed, discouraged, and full of anxiety.  I don’t know what to do.

I pray that you would make a way for me/us in this circumstance.  I am willing to do whatever you tell me to.  I pray that you will give me the strength to overcome any negative emotions to deal with this with a clear mind.  I pray fro wisdom and creativity to handle this.  I pray for mercy from those I/we owe and for poise and courage to speak to them directly.

You own the earth and everything on it, so I ask that You send a miracle to provide relief in this situation.  I pray that even though the urgent need in front of me came as a surprise, You already knew this was coming and weren’t taken off-guard, for nothing is hidden from You.

You will deliver me/us, O Lord, and I/we thank You in advance for meeting every need.  I pray for a blessing and improvement in all of our finances.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Good and Gracious God,

I would like to have favor with my boss, and am feeling as though my boss doesn’t care for or even notice me.  I feel as though I have given a good effort and do my job well.  I feel as though I am respectful to colleagues, customers, and my boss.  I need Your help in this situation.

Will you please help me to evaluate myself honestly to confirm that I am doing a job with a good attitude and with good results?  Would You search my heart for any disrespect and anger toward authorities in general, and especially with this boss in particular?  If there is any grievance in my heart that is showing up in ways that I’m not even aware of, please reveal that to me and change my heart.

If this boss and situation isn’t going to change for the foreseeable future, help me to use this time wisely to grow in my self-confidence and to learn the important work and life lesson of acting with grace under fire and adversity.  I pray that this will not hold me back in my work and career but help me to move forward and grow.  I know that You are able to take negative situations and turn them into something for good on my behalf.

I also know that when I submit to my boss, I am doing it out of submission to You, Lord.  So, I submit to Your authority.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Dear Lord,

You know that I/we have been hit hard by several surprises at once, and I/we can’t handle all the bills in front of me/us.  I feel numb and overwhelmed, discouraged, and full of anxiety.  I don’t know what to do.

I pray that you would make a way for me/us in this circumstance.  I am willing to do whatever you tell me to.  I pray that you will give me the strength to overcome any negative emotions to deal with this with a clear mind.  I pray fro wisdom and creativity to handle this.  I pray for mercy from those I/we owe and for poise and courage to speak to them directly.

You own the earth and everything on it, so I ask that You send a miracle to provide relief in this situation.  I pray that even though the urgent need in front of me came as a surprise, You already knew this was coming and weren’t taken off-guard, for nothing is hidden from You.

You will deliver me/us, O Lord, and I/we thank You in advance for meeting every need.  I pray for a blessing and improvement in all of our finances.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Heavenly Father,

I am willing and ready to work.  It is harder for me not to work than to work.  I am willing to work even in a lesser job than what I have had in the past and accept it in humility, because I trust that you will help me find pride in whatever I put my hand to.

I ask that you help me find the job that matches my abilities and training, covers my financial obligations, and gives me an opportunity to shine.  I pray that you would bring my name to the mind of friends or former colleagues who know of job opportunities that are right for me.

I pray that you would open doors for me as I seek a position. I ask you for determination to keep turning in applications with confidence and enthusiasm that provides me a chance to interview with an employer.  Give me special creativity and favor in finding the right employment situation.  If there are special areas of service I can perform during this time of unemployment, I thank You for putting me to good use.  I know there will be blessings within the tasks I perform.

I trust You to meet all my needs and thank You that You are working on my behalf to find the right job.

In Jesus’ mighty name,

Amen.

 

Dear Father,

I have too much to get done at work, and am feeling completely overwhelmed.  Can you help me?  I feel as though the lists are insurmountable.  Is it me or is it that there is too much being asked of me?  Do I need to learn to say no to things?  Will you show me how this job and my weaknesses affect my relationships outside of work? 

God, will you help me to prioritize?  Will you please show me some things that I should say no to?  Will you show me things on my lists that I should hand-off that can be done by someone else?  Would you clear away the confusion that might be causing me to miss something that is holding me back? 

I ask that You help me to do what I can’t do in my own strength.  I pray that this moment of prayer would be the start of a change in my attitudes, mind-sets, and behaviors when it comes to work.  I pray that I would enjoy the benefits and blessing of productivity today and gain momentum toward a new way of doing things.

You tell us not to grumble and complain about life and work, so I ask that You forgive me for any attitudes and choices that have created this situation.  I pray for strength and wisdom to dig myself out of this rut and onto a new level path of living.  I am very grateful for the opportunity to work and serve to make a living—and bring honor to Your name.  I work for You. 

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.