Whether you are searching for a new job, working hard at your current position, fighting burnout in your work, or struggling with coworker conflicts, you can bring it before the Lord in prayer today.
Like Psalm 90:17 says, the Lord our God has established the work of our hands. Jeremiah 29:11 reminds us that the Lord has good plans for us– plans that will prosper us and not harm us, plans that will give us a hope and a future. So, let’s make Colossians 3:23 our focus today: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man.”
Here are 7 prayers (and 5 Bible verses!) for your work today:
1. Colossians 3:23-24
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
This verse reminds us that ultimately, we are working for God rather than others.
2. Romans 12:11-12
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
When you feel like giving up, maintain patience and prayer that God will see you through times of low motivation.
3. Jeremiah 29:11
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”
Remember! God has a plan for you, and your hard work will not be done in vain.
4. Philippians 4:13
“I can do all things through him who gives me strength.”
God will never give you work you cannot handle!
5. Matthew 5:16
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
You can use your good work ethic as an example for other Christians to follow.
6. Psalm 128:2
“You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.”
Although you may feel weary from hard work, you will reap the fruits of your labor eventually.
7. Acts 20:35
“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”
Work hard so that you may use your skills and talents to benefit others.