To some people a job is just a job. Others prepare for a career with years of schooling and numerous certifications. Then they are those who seek the Lord for guidance so their experience, education, gifts and talents can be used for His glory. Below is a prayer that was born out of the process of my own job search. I pray that it will encourage you as you pursue career choices.
I humble myself before Your throne today. You are Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth and all that dwells therein. I praise You for I am the work of Your hands. You designed me and shaped with purpose for Your perfect will. I seek your wisdom for You know what’s best for me. According to Jeremiah 29:11, the plans you have for me are great, plans of good, not of evil to give me a future and hope. My trust is in You. Guide me in a search for the job that is best for me. I am willing to work. I desire to be debt free and financially self- sufficient.
I believe You opened a door of opportunity for me that no man can close. I thank You for closing doors that would bring me harm, are not suitable for me, and not in accordance with Your will for my life. Position me where I can be used for Your glory, minister to Your people, and be a light to those in darkness. Lord, you gave me talents, gifts, and abilities. You know my strengths and weaknesses. Position me to use my strengths to glorify You. Place me in a location where my weakness can be developed into strengths. Guide me to where I am needed, wanted, and appreciated. Lead me to a place that is safe and has an atmosphere of respect and cooperation. Lead me to work I love and value. Open the hearts of those with hiring responsibilities. Give them compassion and prompt them to show me favor. I thank You for qualifying me for the right position.
You are Jehovah-Jireh, The Lord Who Sees. I take comfort in Your daily provision for me. Bless me with an abundance to meet my needs and enable me to give generously to Your House and others in need. Help me to remain positive, hopeful, and open to new possibilities for You give success and Your plans prevail. Give me strength to trust everything is unfolding perfectly in your timing for my good. Thank You for encouraging me when I feel disappointed, reminding me not to lean to my own understanding, instead trusting You are directing my path.
I praise You for this opportunity to magnify You in my job search by sharing my faith with others and encouraging those in similar situations. I know You don’t withhold good things from those that walk upright before You, so my trust rests in You. I believe that You hear me and will answer my call. I know that with You all things are possible so I raise my expectancy level as I look for you bless me with the job you have for me. You are able to do exceedingly, abundantly; above all I could ever ask or think so I trust You to position me for the right job, in the right place, and right time. While I’m waiting I’ll continue to share my testimony of Your goodness and faithfulness to me. You have never failed me. You’ve never let me down. Without faith it’s impossible to please You. Help me to see this situation through the eyes of faith. Open my eyes to see You working, my ears to hear you speaking, and my heart to understand and obey what You have spoken to me. This I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Feel free to share this prayer with others.