5 Practical Ways to Pray For Your Job

The High Sierras through Mobius Arch, Alabama Hills National Recreation Area, California
The High Sierras through Mobius Arch, Alabama Hills National Recreation Area, California

As Christians, we have been giving the delightful opportunity to live life with God – not just for Him, but with Him.  This means living relationally from a place where we tap into the Mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16), God’s perspective (2 Corinthians 5:16), and love for the people around us (1 John 4:11).

It’s easier to live relationally with God when the world around us is working more like the Kingdom of Heaven and less like the kingdom of darkness.  Of course, we’re still in the world, but there are things that we can do to bring heaven to earth in the world around us.

One way to do this is to pray for our jobs, businesses, coworkers, etc.  Below, I’ve outlined 10 things that you can pray for surrounding your job to (hopefully) make your life better, others’ lives better, and help your world look more like heaven.  As Jeremiah told the Israelites, “Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you… pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” (Jeremiah 29:7)

Mt. Moran from the Lakeshore Trail, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Mt. Moran from the Lakeshore Trail, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Pray for your boss

Pray for blessings in:

  • Their health
  • Their family
  • Their finances
  • Their professional relationships
  • Their sleep (believe me, a rested boss is much better than an insomniac!)

Pray for direction in:

  • Their decisions
  • Their management style
  • Their dreams/hopes
Black eyed susans near the Blue Hen Falls Trail, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio
Black eyed susans near the Blue Hen Falls Trail, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Pray for your coworkers

Pray for blessings in:

  • Their health
  • Their families
  • Their finances
  • Their sleep
  • Their minds for problem-solving
  • Good, easily-implementable ideas that will make the company money
  • Their business relationships
Sunset through the trees in Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument, Arizona
Sunset through the trees in Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument, Arizona

Pray for the executives of your company

Pray the same as for your boss (above) as well as:

  • Clear vision for the company
  • Blessings that can be passed down to others within the company
  • Strategies to create a good corporate culture
  • The ability to communicate and implement Godly policies/Kingdom principles throughout the company
  • Favor from other executives
  • Favor from the board of directors
A mossy boulder between Santanoni Peak and Panther Peak, Adirondack Park, New York
A mossy boulder between Santanoni Peak and Panther Peak, Adirondack Park, New York

Pray for your customers

Pray blessings in:

  • Their families
  • Their finances (they can’t buy your products if they don’t have money)
  • Their health
  • Their business relationships
  • Their success (after all, if they don’t succeed, chances are they will no longer buy your products)
In the gap/saddle along the Primitive section of the Windows Loop, Arches National Park, Utah
In the gap/saddle along the Primitive section of the Windows Loop, Arches National Park, Utah

Pray for the economy

You get to pray for both the economy around you and the economy around each of your customers.  Pray for:

  • Blessings on the economy
  • Creative ways for those within the economies to make money
  • Hope in the communities you serve
  • Blessings on your customers’ customers
Driving into Echo Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California
Driving into Echo Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California

Of course, these will be different depending on where, exactly, you are in your organization.  And if you have specific requests due to your own position (for example, more clients or referrals, solutions to specific problems, etc.) feel free to add them to these lists.

One last thing before I sign off: You can (and should) pray for these people even if they do not yet know God.  It’s God’s kindness that brings people to repentance (Romans 2:4) and non-Christians learn about God’s ways by seeing His blessings (Psalm 67:1-2).  By you praying good things for these people, you’re actually helping to prepare their hearts for a relationship with Christ!

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