In times of financial strain, focusing on Jesus Christ is the best way to find peace. If you are seeking a new job, here is a look at some good prayers for job seekers. These will help you to receive the Lord’s blessing and provide you the needed encouragement to become once again gainfully employed.
Job Seeker’s Prayer
Heavenly Father, your love has transformed my life. As I look for a new job, I pray you would guide me as I seek. As I consider various opportunities I pray that you would keep my heart rooted and fixed in you. Help me to make decisions based on your wisdom rather than my desires. Guide my steps and make clear the path you are opening up before me. Lord, bless me and keep me, make your face shine upon me. Turn your face towards me and give me peace. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Job Opportunity Prayer
Loving Father, your word is a light for my feet, guiding me in the way I should go. As I search for a job, I ask that you would bring illumination that I may see clearly the opportunities that you place before me. Fill my heart with your steadfast love and give me confidence that I can trust you with my future. You have always provided your people with everything they need and I believe that you will provide the right job for me. Fill me with the Holy Spirit, so that I may abound in hope. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Faith for the Future Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, you are the God from whom all blessings flow. Please bless me with new opportunities for work. I am made in your image and I want to use the talents you have given me in a useful and effective way. Lead me to the right opportunity at this time. I am grateful for all the blessings you have given throughout my life so far and look to the future with faith in your continued goodness. Increase my faith that I may rely on you during this period of change. In your mighty and powerful name, Amen.
God’s Provision Prayer
Merciful Father, thank you that you are the source of everything good in my life. As I look for a new job I pray that you would move powerfully in my life, providing opportunities and guidance for me. Put the right options in front of me, let me fulfill your plans and purposes through my work. Your kindness and care for me has been present throughout my life and I ask for your kindness in this job search. Your love conquers all obstacles and provides life in all its fullness. May I rest in that love. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
New Job Prayer
Mighty God, I thank you that every atom of the universe is under your control. I thank you that I can trust in your providence as I search for a job. I ask that you would direct my eyes and protect me from making bad choices. When I feel anxious about the unknown future, I pray that you would flood my heart with your peace, silencing my fears and doubts. Through the sacrifice of your Son, Jesus, you have given me all things and opened the gates to your blessings. Please bless me with a new job. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
God’s Plans Prayer
Lord, my Rock and Redeemer, you have never, and will never, let me down. As I seek a new job opportunity I ask that your will, not mine, would be done. Provide the right job for me that enables me to glorify you in how I work. I lay down all my hopes and dreams for the future at your feet, knowing that what you have prepared for me is far better than anything I can imagine. Fill me with joy as I step into the future following you my friend and king. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
New Opportunities Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, you calmed the wind and waves with your word. As I endure the uncertainty and confusion of a job search, I pray that you would calm my mind in this storm. Fill my heart with your peace and my mind with your wisdom. I praise you for everything you have given me and ask you with humble confidence to provide the right job for me now. Make clear your will for my life. May your grace, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with me always. In your name, Amen.
Everlasting Father, thank you that you know me better than I know myself. You know the job that is right for me although I am uncertain which path to take. Let me gaze at the beauty of your plans for me rather than the darkness of confusion that the world offers. Speak clearly to me as I make decisions and guide me with your compassionate hand. In everything I do, I pray that I would glorify you and be a blessing to other people. May I overflow with the presence of your Spirit. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Guide Me Prayer
All-knowing God, thank you that you always go before me as my good shepherd, leading me into fruitful places. As I feel weary from searching for a new job, I pray that you would refresh my strength and lead me in the right direction. Supply the wisdom I need to make decisions and the courage I need to step out in faith. Rid my mind of worry as I stand in your might and power. In you, there is nothing that I can not overcome. May I experience the vibrant, abundant life that you have for me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, 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.