When a new job opportunity comes your way, it can feel like you have to do everything in your power to make it become yours. In reality, lifting these things up to the Lord is the only way to truly get your way. These powerful prayers for a new job opportunity will help you reach the success you desire.
Thank you for the wonderful skills and gifts you’ve so freely given me. I surrender all I am to You. Come guide my path as I look for new work. May I always serve You and others in the new adventures that await me.
Lord, You command blessings upon me in my barns and in all that I put my hands to do, and You will bless me in the land which You give me. Right now, I proclaim that I will receive many job opportunities that will allow me to perform at my best, remembering You in all that I do.
I speak that doors will be opened to me in every direction I turn, because Your light shines upon me. I decree and declare that unemployment is of the past and will be no more. In Jesus’s name I pray, Amen!
You are the author of my life. Thank you for all you have given me, taught me, and shaped in me so far. I give you this next chapter and ask you would lead me through it.
Lord, come open up new opportunities, stretch my mind, enlarge my heart. I give myself into your loving hands and trust that as I push out into different areas that you would open the right doors for me. Fill me with hope and confidence as I go for job interviews and walk into new places.
Thank you that I always carry within me your life, your truth, your hope and your love. May those around me encounter something of you in all I do.
Lord, for too long I have waited, and I am weary of being unemployed. Today, I cast my anxiety and worry unto You because You are the God that cares. I am tired of being unwanted. Lord, let my race, gender, faith, family background and status be irrelevant to the employer. Let them choose me because Your goodwill is upon my life.
No more will I beg of bread but it will be given abundantly to me in the name of Jesus. Lord, Your word says that the same God who takes care of me will supply all my needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
This I believe, and I rebuke all racism, unfairness, injustice, favoritism and prejudice in the name of Jesus. I speak prosperity in my life. I pray against the devil who came to kill steal and destroy. Satan has kept me back from my blessings for too long, and I say no more!
No more will his hands tamper with my mind. But I will trust in the Lord of heaven and earth for my breakthrough.
Lord, You have done it all on the cross for me and no longer will I suffer the trouble of unemployment, in Jesus name. Amen!
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,
Lord I will trust in you, acknowledge you and know that you are working out big great plans for me. Your timing is the best timing and I will wait for the time when you bless me with a job.
I thank you, Jesus for answering my prayer. I believe the job is already waiting for me and it is only possible through you. Whatever is for me will be for me. It does not matter if I don’t see a way out right now. I know that I serve a big God that is working things out for me.
You are a God of Your word and, as I pray, I know that no prayer of mine will be unanswered.
Wherever you lead me I will follow Jesus. I thank you because my job will be soon coming in Jesus name. Amen.
Dear God, you know how much need a new job – both for financial income, and the opportunities it would provide to use the talents you’ve given me to help make the world a better place. You also know God, how hard I’ve tried to find a job. But so far, all the hard work I’ve done during my job search hasn’t led to any job offers.
I’m frustrated, my confidence has been shaken and I’m worried about my future. God, please send the miraculous breakthrough I need to get a new job soon. Guide me to opportunities to network with the right people, learn about the right hob openings to apply for, and figure out how best to develop my skills so I’ll be prepared for my next job. I believe that there are no limits to what you can do for me. Amen.
Dear God, You know I have always struggled with insecurities and this is becoming especially difficult now as I search for a new job. I have a warped perspective of who I am. It has been so challenging for me to disregard those thoughts of insecurity and lean on your truths. I ask that You would rewire my mind and eliminate the spirit of failure that is trying to claim my heart. I know that all things are possible through you.
Father, I lay before you this new job opportunity. I give you everything I have done so far in applying for the post and ask that you would bless this application. May your light and truth bring great wisdom to those who decide the outcome.
I receive your peace in my mind and rest for my heart as I await the result. Thank you that whatever happens you are my protector, provider and friend.
Dear Father, thank you for the wonderful skills and gifts You’ve so freely given me. I surrender all I am to You. Come guide my path as I look for new work. Help me to stand out among all the job competitors. If it is Your Will, I know it will be done. I claim it in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Lord Jesus, heal me. Heal in me whatever You see needs healing. Heal me of whatever might separate me from you. Heal my memory, heal my heart, heal my emotions, heal my spirit, heal my body and heal my soul. Lay Your hands gently upon me and Heal me through Your love for me. Amen.
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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,
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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)
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.” -From How to Pray for Your Work, in the NIV Faith & Work Bible
This article is part of our larger Prayers resource meant to inspire and encourage your prayer life when you face uncertain times. Visit our most popular prayers if you are wondering how to pray or what to pray. Remember, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us and God knows your heart even if you can’t find the words to pray.
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Dear God, Please help my husband get a job and direct him in the right school and environment that you think is best for him and us. There must be a reason for all this stress but it is difficult to deal with. Please help us in this very trying times safely despite the hardship we are facing today.
Please I want to be able to visit my family and with out my husband working I can do that, My dad fast away and I couldn’t attend the funeral as we could not afford the air ticket. So I ask of please God let one Job offer come through for my husband we need it very fast my husband is going out of his mine with worry and it is also starting to tell on me as we worry so much what is going to happen to our family. Thank you
Return to A Prayer for Hope
You have spent months searching for a job. While you occasionally get an interview or a call back, it seems like each job opening falls through. Searching for a job can be stressful and can lead you to the brink of despair. As your financial situation weakens, all you can do is put your faith in God and turn to him for guidance. The following prayers for job opportunity can help you ask for God’s blessing as you continue your job search.
These prayers for job opportunity are written in a variety of styles. There are prayers for finding a new post and prayers for having a positive outcome after an interview. Other prayers focus on getting a job offer or being successful as you start a new position. You can select the prayers for job opportunity that work best for you and modify them to suit your own situation. Through these prayers, you can ask God for success, strength and joy in your life and job search.
- O Heavenly Father, you are the great author of my life. You have given me a wonderful family, my education and all of my blessings. Over my lifetime, you have guided me and shaped me into who I am. I dedicate the next chapter of my life to you and ask for your guidance as I begin it. I pray that you will open up new opportunities and job offers for me. Help me to expand my mind and heart as I work to find success in the world. When I am met with a closed door, I pray that you will help me to find a window instead. Help me to feel hopeful and confident as I begin job interviews at new workplaces. Through it all, I will carry your truth, love and hope with me. May everyone around me feel your glory through my words and actions. Amen.
Father, I lay before you my hopes for a new job opportunity. I give you all of my efforts and work that I have done so far. As I submit this application, I pray that you bless it and guide me toward the right job. May your truth and light bring wisdom to me and to the people who must decide whether to hire me or not. In you, I restore my spirit and find refuge. I will rest my heart in you as I wait for the result. Thank you for whatever happens. You are my provider, protector and friend, and I place all of my trust in you. Amen.
O Lord, I place my humble needs at your feet. Please guide me as I begin my search for work. My funds are low, and I desperately need to find a job offer. Help me to find a position that I can do well and that is rewarding to me. Guide me as I start interviewing for new positions and help me to find the right words. Please help me to be grateful and humble for all that you have given me. I know that I am already blessed beyond measure, so I pray that I will never forget that fact.
- Dear Lord, thank you for your presence and guidance in my life. I know that you walk with me every day and always hear my prayers. I ask that you guide my decisions as I look for a new job opportunity. Help to guide my mind so that I can develop the skills I have and learn new ones. Guide my movements so that I may continue to walk in all of the possibilities you have for me. Guide my heart as I look for a job opportunity that will provide for my needs while allowing me to serve others. Thank you for your presence in my life. Amen.
5. O loving Father, I know that I am not alone. Throughout my days and nights, you always watch over me. I feel your love encircling my life. As I work to find a new job opportunity, I pray that you will grant me wisdom. There are many paths ahead of me, and I cannot decide which one to turn to. Help me to find a position where I can do good in the world and serve others. Still my mind so that I can clearly see which positions are the best. Guard my heart so that I may make the right decision. Most of all, give me courage so that I may choose a new path without fear in the knowledge that you are always there to guide me. Amen.
- Lord, you are my vision. Breathe your life into me today as I search for anew horizon. I face challenges in getting an interview, but I turn to you as my refuge. You are my rock and my truth, so I trust that you will guide me as I find a new job.
Thank you, Lord, for granting my prayers. As I begin a new position, guide me with your light and illuminate the path ahead of me. Help me to put my skills and abilities to work so that I can be the best employee that I can be. Fill my heart with your unending joy and be my constant companion. Amen.
- You have promised that when I seek you in my heart, I will find you. I seek your guidance now to still my troubled heart. I have tried so hard to get an interview, but no job opportunities have appeared. Calm my mind and help me to find hope to continue my job search. Help me to follow your plan and give me the wisdom I need to discover the right opportunities.
I give you all of my fears and anxieties. I release my fears to you as I place my trust in your plan. As I work toward finding a job opportunity, guide me in all that I do. Amen.
10. Heavenly Father, still my troubled heart and mind. Help me to forget my anxieties so that I may have a clear mind as I apply for jobs. Grant others the wisdom they need in deciding on the right candidate. I ask for your blessings as I seek out interviews and new positions. Thank you for guiding me in every day of my life. Amen.