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Marek Struszczyk

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Having problems at work? Looking for a solution to manage the situation? Have you considered using prayer for your work problems?

Problems at work are inevitable. If we’re being honest, we know we are not perfect. Everybody: our bosses, our colleagues, even ourselves are imperfect.

Therefore, we make mistakes, disagreements occur, and words are misunderstood. Our clients impose unreasonable demands on us. You may even have the misfortune of having to deal with toxic colleagues, bosses who micromanage or do not appreciate you or team members who procrastinate.

In this article, I will provide you with a series of prayers for work problems, it’s not just one prayer either. It’s a series of prayers. Each on can help with specific problems. Use one or use a series of them joined together to resolve the different challenges you may face.

Can a prayer for work problems change problems situations at work?

I strongly believe it can!

It’s important to remember with prayer, the results may not be immediately apparent. The outcome you expect, may not be the outcome that you receive. Perhaps the situation you are seeking to resolve remains the same after prayer. Before you give up on prayer, remember there is a plan and your desired outcome may not be the intended path for you.

A change may be in effect even if you don’t notice it. Maybe the situation won’t change significantly, but prayer can change you. It can help you to adapt your reaction to negative occurrences in the workplace. When you make prayer for peace at work a priority, you will see a shift in the way you allow things to affect you. A prayer for work problems will calm you down. It strengthens and guides you.

Remember, prayer isn’t a one-time quick fix.  It is a daily act of intentionally giving yourself and problems to the one who can fix them all.  No matter your belief or background, use these prayers to help you through your work problems. Feel free to change the prayer to fit your religion and beliefs.

Without further ado, let us start with the first prayer for work problems.

A guide to prayer for work

Prayers for overcoming problems at work: including mistakes, difficult situations and other challenges

Prayers that are relevant for:

  • prayer points to overcome challenges
  • prayer when things go wrong
  • prayer for when things are going wrong
  • prayer for facing challenges
  • prayer for a toxic workplace
  • prayer for when you have messed up at work
  • how to pray for a difficult situation

Prayers for dealing with people problems in the workplace: toxic people, enemies, difficult or toxic boss

Prayers that are relevant for:

  • prayer for enemies to leave me alone
  • prayers to remove a toxic person from your life
  • prayer for an unfair boss
  • prayer for dealing with a difficult boss

Prayers to develop the right mindset at work: change a bad attitude, limit procrastination, control anger and improve communication

Prayers that are relevant for:

  • prayer for misunderstanding
  • prayer for bad attitude

Prayer for customer

Prayers that are relevant for:

  • Prayer for dealing professionally with a demanding client
  • Prayer for an impatient customer

Prayer to prevent being fired


 

Prayers for overcoming problems at work: including mistakes, difficult situations and other challenges

Have you recently made a mistake at work, or perhaps you’re just working through a difficult situation, if so take a look at the prayers below. They’re specially designed to help with:

  • overcome challenges,
  • bouncing back after things go wrong,
  • working in a toxic workplace, and
  • overcoming mistakes.

Prayer to overcome a professional challenge

Challenges at work can really slow you down. However, the best part about challenges is that they are valuable learning experiences. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” To help get you through the difficult time, prayer can be helpful.

“Lord, I do not know why I am constantly facing the same challenges at work. Always delivering projects late, always coming up against the same roadblocks. My boss is querying my work commitment and it is worrisome to realise that my boss feels I am not reliable.

I feel disappointed with myself every day and I get more frustrated every time I miss a goal. It is frustrating to see the wasted time and effort put into projects and not see results. I know I can do better in leading my team and achieving maximum success.

God, help me to see the way to lead my team to success. Help me to see that I possess the ability to set work goals and achieve them.

Help me to move forward no longer making the same mistakes, learning from challenges and obstacles and help me work towards foreseeing future roadblocks.”  

Prayer to bounce back after things go wrong

Knockbacks at work can send you spiralling. You can begin to doubt your own abilities and start to make more mistakes. You can use prayer to keep you on the right track and help you bounce back from difficult situations.

“Lord, I am frustrated, angry and insecure. God, I have tried and tried yet I keep hitting walls. I am angry that my efforts aren’t recognized, and I am not rewarded for them. I feel so insecure because I am not sure if I am in a space where I am appreciated, and my hard work will pay off (anytime soon). I feel so sad and my zeal for work reduces by the day.

God, I know that I have the awesome ability to set out ambitious goals and achieve them. For me, no goal is too big and no challenge too tough to be overcome. However, I realize I may sometimes be too demanding and overwhelming for my colleagues. Maybe sometimes I need to be more emotionally intelligent. I really need to upgrade myself in these two aspects.

Lord, I have a clear plan now. I will ensure to prepare my mind to do and put in whatever it takes to get the desired result. I will ensure also to start out immediately on seeking knowledge without backing out at any point.

Oh God, I am super sure it will be a bumpy ride, but I am convinced that You will accompany me in this journey. Please grant me the right mind, the best professional guide and the strength to run through.”

Prayer to keep calm when working in a toxic workplace

If you find yourself working in a toxic workplace with people that make it difficult to achieve your own goals take a look at the prayer below. It’s specially designed to help you manage yourself through a difficult situation.

Prayer:

“Lord, I am working in a toxic workplace, and it is impacting my professional. I feel dread when I have to go to work because toxic words hit so hard- complaint after complaint, queries, insults and verbal harassment of every form. For many long weeks, I swallowed and kept everything in until my mind threatened to explode, and I needed to seek professional help.

I have never felt so less of myself than I have in the last twenty-six months. Feelings of rejection, weakness, inadequacy, unfulfillment and inferiority tear my mind in shreds every day.

God, I want to work in a workplace where I am respected. I cannot bear resuming work each day to return home traumatized. I know I am good at accommodating the imperfections of other people. One unbeatable strength I possess is the ability to forgive very easily. However, I am weak at always letting the words of other people get to me and cut so deeply. I am not good when confronted by aggressive or unfair behavior. I often lack the courage to face the aggressor, especially if he is higher in the hierarchy than I am.

Lord, with You helping me, I will make a conscious effort to confront my problems. Lord, please help me select the correct words. Very importantly too, I will recite words of affirmation more often to strengthen my self-confidence, so it is never broken irrespective of what people say or do to me.

I am confident that You will help to make the right decision so that I can detoxify my workplace or find another professional opportunity and a respectful boss.”

Personal mistakes that harm your company

When you make a mistake that affects your company, it can leave you feeling bad about yourself. Don’t let your personal failure get you down. You can choose to turn what you consider a failure into a lesson. In times like this prayer for peace at work is what you need to move past your mistakes. Mistakes are something we all make and if you focus on them, they will only lead to more mistakes. Move on from your mistakes with this prayer.

“I have made a mistake that has the potential to impact others in a negative way.  I have not lived up to my role as I should have, and I need your help.  God, show me what to do and how to move forward in fixing what I have done.  Help others to view my mistake as nothing more and remind them of my hard work and dedication to the company.

Lord, allow this to be an opportunity for learning and growth and not one of embarrassment and shame.  Help me to spot the places that need improvement and the best way to make those changes.  Help me to be more aware of what I am doing and to take notice of when I could do something better.  Help me use the criticism I receive for my betterment and allow me to use it as a push towards better performance.

Help me to move forward no longer making the same mistake and working to prevent future mistakes.”  

Prayers for dealing with people problems in the workplace: toxic people, enemies, difficult or toxic boss

If you find yourself working in a difficult workplace with people that make it difficult to achieve your own goals take a look at the prayers below. They’re specially designed to help with:

  • toxic people,
  • enemies in the workplace and
  • unfair bosses.

Prayer to be appreciated by your boss

I know when you’re a hard worker, sometimes your efforts can go unnoticed. You may come in early or do more work than required. It doesn’t feel good to feel unappreciated. Say this prayer for peace at work when you’re feeling that way.

“Lord, I feel unappreciated.  I work hard and go over and beyond, and my boss doesn’t even seem to notice. 

Help me to remain confident in my hard work and ability, regardless of the validation that I may or may not receive from others. Help me to trust that if I continue to work hard that I will be recognized for the work that I have done. Let the opinion of others not be the source of my success, but instead trust that you see all I do and will cause me to succeed.”

Prayer for my boss to stop focusing on my weaknesses

 There are things that you are great at, and just like everyone else, there are places where you need to improve.  Most people are already aware of what their weaknesses are, but it makes it harder to change when that becomes the focus of your boss.  If your boss is focusing on your weaknesses instead of your strengths, say this prayer for peace at work.

“Lord, help my boss to shift his focus from my weaknesses to my strengths.  Help him to see the qualities I possess that are beneficial to this company.  Help me to work on my weaknesses in a way that my boss is able to see my progress and be confident in my ability.

Show me areas where I can use my strengths more and ways that I can become better in my areas of weakness.  May I be confident in you, knowing that I can do anything as long as you are here helping me.”

Prayer for my boss to stop micromanaging

There isn’t anything worse than your boss constantly looking over your shoulder when you are working. It can make you feel as if you are being treated like a schoolchild. If something goes wrong, your boss takes over the lead, not allowing you to do your own job. It causes frustration. Prayer for work problems is just what you need. Say this prayer to help your boss to trust your work.

“Lord, help my boss and me to establish a working relationship of trust.   Help him/her to see that I am responsible and able to handle tasks and complete assignments on my own. 

Give them confidence in my ability to do my job and follow directions. Show me ways that I can help to establish trust and confidence with my boss. Reveal to me how I can give assurance that I can do my job. 

Help my boss to deal with any pressure or insecurity that he/she may be receiving from his/her own boss that is causing the micromanagement of others.” 

Prayer for overcoming conflicts with toxic coworkers

Everyone has toxic colleagues who cause unnecessary drama on the job. You need prayer for peace at work when dealing with them. Don’t let their toxic ways impact your day; instead, say this prayer.

“Lord, there is a toxic coworker at my workplace who is sowing discord and strife amongst other workers.  Their actions are harmful and are affecting the team negatively. 

Open the eyes of this individual so that they may see the harm in their own ways. I ask that forgiveness may be in the hearts of those who were hurt by this person’s actions.

If need be, help us to address this issue with professionalism to find peace at work.  I ask that unity may be among us once again and that we begin to treat each other respectfully.”

Prayer for overcoming tensions with a competitive coworker

Competition at work is great if you’re a competitive person but can be annoying if you’re not. If you have a competitive coworker who is always trying to compete, say this prayer to end the competition.

“(Lord) Everything at work is a competition with one of my coworkers.  Although I can sometimes be competitive, the need to be competitive daily is draining. 

Help my coworker to see that although a competitive nature is healthy in the workplace, we are also a team that must work in harmony without the constant need for competition. Help them to channel their competitive energy in a positive way that does not affect others negatively. 

Help me to be patient, understanding that not everyone is like me. Help me to embrace their individuality and not let their competitive nature upset me. Show me a kind and professional way to express my disinterest in their constant competition.”

Prayer to cope properly with a lazy coworker

Some colleagues don’t sweat as much as you do. They come late and leave early. They surf the web for hours and take long lunch breaks. They always have a good excuse for why they didn’t deliver. Instead of getting frustrated when they try to pass their work off to others, say this prayer, and avoid problems at work.

“(Lord) I work with people who often put their work off on other people, and it is starting to frustrate me.  I am not sure if it is something they do intentionally or if they are not aware of it. 

Help them to see their gifts and talents and the desire to use them to fulfill the duties of their work.  Give them confidence in their own ability to complete their work and take pride in hard work rather than laziness. 

Give me the boldness to say no.  To no longer take on work that is not my responsibility and to explain why I refuse to do so, in a way that they understand without causing division.”

Prayers to develop the right mindset at work: change a bad attitude, limit procrastination, control anger and improve communication

If you’re looking to develop a better mindset in the workplace, take a look at the prayers below. They’re specially designed to help with:

  • workplace misunderstandings,
  • changing a bad attitude and
  • minimising procrastination.

Prayer to cope with workplace misunderstandings

Miscommunication is commonplace in the work environment. There is always a chance that there is misinterpretation with phone calls, conversations and emails. If you find yourself often being misunderstood, the prayer below will help.

“Lord, very often my words are misunderstood by my boss and my colleagues. From time to time, I battle with explaining to my colleagues what my words actually mean and my most used statement has become, “no, I really don’t mean that”.

These frequent misinterpretations of my words make me silence myself in meetings as I don’t want uncomfortable misinterpretations. This often frustrates me. I am also saddened when I am accused of saying things I didn’t mean.

I desire to talk very freely when I am with people and not fear my words will be misunderstood or misconstrued.

God, please help me find a speaking coach or a mindfulness coach or both. I need someone who can advise me on how to keep calm in stressful situations and choose adequate expressions. I will learn to think before speaking and ensure I can say what I mean. I will endeavour to politely explain what I mean if I am misunderstood. I trust in You my Lord that you will accompany me in this journey.”

Prayer to change a bad attitude

If you find yourself struggling with a bad attitude at work or suffering negative unproductive thoughts this prayer is for you.

“Lord, I love my job so much, but I have been having a hard time maintaining a positive attitude lately. The last weeks have been terrible for me, and I wish I didn’t have to work on this project.

These negative feelings leave me feeling drained and tired. Sleep has been far from me for many nights now as daily anxiety and mental stress take their toll on me. My brain, mind and body now suffer serious fatigue and I can feel it in other aspects of my life.

Oh, my Lord, please, teach me to handle my feelings and emotions in a productive way and allow myself to be free of any bad attitude.

God, I know You can help me overcome this and it is the reason I have brought it really. I will do my best but without your help, I cannot be successful. You are the Creator, please create whatever is lacking in me that would help me pass this phase. I trust in You.”

Prayer to eliminate the procrastination from your team

Procrastination always seems to creep in when you really need to get something done. It can be even more difficult when you are counting on others to deliver on time.  Don’t get upset with your colleagues, say this prayer instead, and find peace at work.

“Lord, I understand that everyone operates differently and at a different pace, but I ask that you help us to work in unity.  I believe that I can make clear, concise decisions, and I ask that you help others involved to recognize that.

Help me to explain my thoughts on the decision and how to do it professionally. Help us not to be overly cautious, but to be confident in our information and the decision we believe to be the right one. 

God, I ask that you take the lead and guide us to a well-informed and timely decision.”

Prayer for customer problems

If you’re facing problems managing your customers, take a look at the prayers below. They’re specially designed to help with:

  • dealing professionally with a demanding client, and
  • dealing with an impatient customer.

Prayer for dealing professionally with a demanding client

Demanding clients can be stressful and can cause you even to dread working with them. It is hard to provide good service to a demanding client. Say this prayer to help you next time you have to deal with a demanding client.

“Lord, help me to see the cause of difficulty with our client. Give me wisdom on how I can better resolve any issues that may be causing unhappiness on their end. Help us to reach a common understanding so there is no letdown from unrealistic expectations. 

Help me convey what we offer and how we offer it clearly to avoid unreasonable demands. Give me the grace, patience, and strength to communicate with those who have difficult personalities. 

Help my reactions to be professional and not emotional.  May I think first and have self-control when doing business with those who do not treat me or speak to me as they should.”

Prayer for an impatient customer

You have probably worked long enough to know that the customer isn’t always right, but you still have to treat them as if they are. That can be hard to do when you are dealing with an impatient customer. Say this prayer for peace at work to help you deal with even the hardest customers.

“I deal with several customers a day, and I understand that they will not all be in a good mood.

God help me to communicate with impatient customers with empathy and satisfaction. Help me to clearly understand what they need and address their concerns in a way that gives them ease.  Help me to have patience in the midst of their impatience.

Help me to control my tone, emotions, and facial expressions when communicating with them. Show me what I can say or do to help calm the customer down and understand that I am here to help.”

Prayer to prevent being fired

If you find yourself focused on the idea that you are going to lose your job, take a look at the prayer below. Even if you’re not, the prayer will help to put your mind at ease.

“I have made a mistake at work that has the potential to impact me in a negative way. I worry that I might lose my job. I feel I have not delivered in my role as I should have, and I need your help. God, show me what to do and how to move forward and undo any damage I have done. Help others to view my mistake as a one-off and remind them of my hard work and dedication to the company.

Lord, allow this to be an opportunity for learning and growth and not one of embarrassment and shame.  Help me to spot the places that need improvement and the best way to make those changes. Help me to be more aware of what I am doing and to take notice of when I could do something better. Help me use the criticism I receive for my betterment and allow me to use it as a push towards better performance.

Help me to move forward no longer making the same mistake and working to prevent future mistakes.”  

Conclusion

I hope that you have found all the prayers for work problems useful and inspirational.

If you are having problems in your workplace, we want to hear how these prayers have helped you to get through them. 

We encourage you to share your experience of prayer for work problems with us so that we can rejoice in the positive impact it has made in your life.


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