“A prayer for employment? Will it help me to get a job?”, you may ask.
When you think about applying for jobs, you often consider many other things like the cover letter, creating the perfect resume, making sure you have great references and highlighting the parts of our life that apply best for the position.
With so many other things to consider, prayer may not be on the top of your list when it comes to seeking employment. I’m going to show you why that may need to change.
Things were easier in the past. I remember back before the days of doing everything online. You could put on your best slacks, with a button-down shirt and blazer and waltz into a job and request an application. You would fill out your application, ask to speak with the manager and even get an opportunity to leave a lasting impression. It wasn’t unheard of to get an interview on the spot, or even get offered a job that same day.
Now things are different. I would say that this age has made job hunting difficult and more impersonal. There is no longer a chance to make a lasting impression, or an opportunity to explain how although you may not be qualified on paper, you are exactly what the job is looking for.
Sometimes wouldn’t it would be nice to know the right person to get your foot in the door of the job you need. “If only I knew someone” you say, “that could help me to move my application from the bottom to the top of the list.”
Actually, there is someone whom you can reach out to for help. And this someone is available 24 hours a day. This someone is God. When you pray for employment, you connect directly to Him. God 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 God with your job-hunting process.
In this article, I have prepared several prayers for your different needs in the job searching process.
These prayers for employment can be used by the believers of different 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 Go, 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 away 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 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 judgement 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 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 sure that all these prayers for employment will contribute to your successful job search.
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Please share with me, your real-life experiences and success stories. I would also appreciate if you could leave your own prayers for employment in the comments below.