Here are the 10 most inspiring prayers for retirement.
Passion for Work Prayer
Faithful Father, I come before you with thanksgiving for the years I have been an employee. You kept me healthy. I had peace. I overcame all the challenges I faced through you. Thank you for the career growth and the passion I had for my work. I could not have done it without you. You went before me and leveled down mountains. You ordered my steps and you still do. As I retire now, I give you all the glory. Amen.
Give Me Guidance Prayer
Father, I bow down before you, asking for your guidance as I start this journey of retirement. It is a new phase in my life and I need your direction. Open new doors to keep me busy and serve you better. I dedicate myself to you. Let everything I do bring glory to you. Give me the wisdom to handle all the challenges that will come my way. Give me peace and confidence as I try out new things. Amen.
Order Their Steps Prayer
King of kings, we come before you with thanksgiving as we say farewell to our colleagues who are retiring. We thank you for the amazing times we have had together. Thank you for bringing them into our lives and for the lives we’ve touched together as colleagues and as friends. Guide them as they explore new horizons. Order their steps so that they do not stumble. Let your angels surround them at all times. Let them grow closer to you and may they desire to serve you in everything they do. Grant them the desires of their hearts. Amen.
Good Plans for Me Prayer
Heavenly Father, I come before you, asking for wisdom and guidance as I start a new chapter of my life as a retiree. I don’t know what the future holds, but I trust you. I know that you have good plans for me. Help me cope well with the changes in my life and make the right decisions on how to spend my time. Let your wisdom guide me on how to manage my retirement benefits. Amen.
Guide My Thoughts Prayer
Powerful God, I knew that I would one day retire, and that day is here and I don’t know what to think. I’m anxious about how life might become boring. What will I be doing all day, every day? I trust you that you have a perfect plan laid out for me. Guide my thoughts so that I can plan for a fruitful season in my life. Let my heart find rest in your love and peace. Amen.
Lead My Every Move Prayer
Glorious God, I humble myself before you, seeking your intervention in my new life in retirement. I don’t know where to start. Hold me and make my transition be both peaceful and invigorating. Lead my every move and let my focus be what brings glory to you. Help me find ways to serve you in the church and in society. Help me spend time with my family, make new friends, and help people in need. Amen.
Time Management Prayer
King of Kings, I’m on knees seeking your guidance in this new chapter of my life. I have been employed for many years and had gotten used to the daily hustle and bustle. Now that I am retired, I am not sure what I should be doing. Give me a smooth transition. Help me get used to the slow life in front of me. Guide me on time management. Help me focus on helping others as my service to you. Be my guide. Amen.
Serve My Purpose Prayer
Heavenly Father, I thank you for the career journey I have had. You held my hand all the way. As I start the journey of retirement, continue holding my hand. Let me follow your perfect ways. Help me dedicate my free time to helping other people. Use me to touch more hearts and win more souls for your kingdom. Let me serve the purpose you’ve called me to serve in this life. Amen.
Bless My Colleagues Prayer
Almighty God, I glorify you for letting me reach my retirement age while I am still healthy and strong. Thank you for my colleagues who have been like family to me. Bless them with good health and give them the strength to keep up the good work that they do. Bless the work of their hands. Let them desire to please you always. Let everyone I meet to be supportive of me. Amen.
Give Me Peace Prayer
Jesus Christ, I come to you with thanksgiving in my hour of need. You are my never-failing friend whom I trust. I pray that you light my way as I start my new life in retirement. I looked forward to it, but I am anxious and unsure. Give me peace and courage to face my future with hope. Be my tower of strength. Let the will of your father be done in my life. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.