The work you do is a very important thing in your life and that explains why you spend most of your hours working daily.
It is therefore important to dedicate your work to God. This is where you spend most of your time each day and even on weekends. It is also how you are able to earn some money to take care of yourself and your family.
So praying over your work is a very important thing to do.
How to pray over your work
Say thank you
The first thing to do when praying over your work is to thank God that you have a job in the first place.
With the rate of unemployment in the country, you should be thankful to God that you have something doing. Even if it is not your dream job, you get to go to work everyday and you earn something to support you.
So thank God for your job, whether it’s your dream job or not, whether you earn enough or not, thank him.
Ask for strength
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.Philippians 4:13
No work is easy. No matter what your job is, you spend hours doing it and it can be very tiring. So it is important to ask God for strength to be able to do your work.
If you are sick and can’t make it to work, it can affect your business or job in so many ways.
If you work for someone, you might get replaced because work needs to be done, this means you will be out of job.
If you work for yourself, you can lose your customers because, they have needs and they can’t wait around for you to get better.
So no matter what you do, you need divine strength and good health to be able to work effectively and be productive.
Ask for wisdom
For the Lord gives wisdom;Proverbs 2:6
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding
Sometimes, it is not about doing hard work but it is about working smart. The way you go about your work or your business can massively affect productivity.
It is therefore essential to know the right way to do things. So when you pray, ask God for wisdom on how to do your work. And he will direct you and show you the right way to do what you do.
Ask for blessings
If the blessings of the Lord is on your work, you will be very successful in what you do. When God blesses you, you can do the same work as others and yet you will be more successful than them.
When the blessings of God is on your work, you get opportunities and contracts from placing you didn’t even know existed.
When the blessings of God is on your work, your customers find you and stick with you because you do amazing job.
So when you pray, ask God for blessings. Below are some bible verses you can pray over your work for blessings.
5 Bible verses to pray over your work
1. Psalm 90:17
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;Psalm 90:17
establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands.
Praying this Bible verse on your work acknowledges that, you need God’s favor and blessing on your work to establish the work you do.
You might have a job alright and you can put in all the efforts and hard work you can but without God’s favor, it can be difficult to see any results.
Life is full of so many unknown and unseen things and there are powers and principalities fighting against us (Ephesians 6:12) and the work we do, but there is no power like the power of God.
So if God establishes your work, nothing can work against you and you’ll be prosperous.
So pray this verse over your work for God’s favor to be on your work and establish the work you do.
Prayer for your work – Establish the work of my hands
I thank you for giving me a job to do.
Thank you for giving me the means to be able to earn something to pay my bills and put food on my table.
I pray that you give me the strength to do this job.
Guide me on the right way to do this job so it will be a success.
I ask for your favor and your blessings upon this work that I do.
I pray that you will establish the work of my hands.
Be the foundation of this work and the center of this work.
Bless my work, so that it will be fruitful.
I know and believe that once you take control and establish my work, nothing formed against it will be prosperous and I will be successful in Jesus’ name.
2. Proverbs 12:11
Those who work their land will have abundant food,Proverbs 12:11
but those who chase fantasies have no sense.
From this Bible verse, we know that when we work, we will have abundant food and when we don’t we won’t.
Nobody works just for the fun of it. Everybody works to be able to earn enough money to take care of themselves and their families.
You don’t spend 8 to 12 hours a day working because you are just having fun. Some people even work two or more jobs in order to be able to take care of their family.
So with this bible verse, you know for sure that your work isn’t for nothing and you will have abundant food.
Prayer for abundance
I bless your holy name for giving me this work to do.
Thank you for giving me the resources and opportunity to work.
Strengthen me and help me to do this work with all my might.
Guide me when I’m confused as to how to go about my work.
Your word says that those who work will have abundant food,
Let me find joy in this work that I do, so I can happily do it with everything in me. That way I can have enough money and have it in abundance.
Let your favor and your blessings be upon my finances
So long as I work everyday, let me not lack anything.
Bless my work and make it successful.
In Jesus’ name I pray,
3. Proverbs 16:3
Commit to the Lord whatever you do,Proverbs 16:3
and he will establish your plans.
Sometimes, the reason we work so hard and not see any good results is because we fail to commit our work to the Lord.
Psalm 127 talks about how we labor in vain if God doesn’t do the work. As human, you can put in your all and do all you can, but unless God does the work, you won’t see the results you need.
So it’s not by our might, it’s not by our strength, it is not by our wisdom and it’s definitely not about the resources you have available.
It is God. He is the one to establish your work. He’s the one to make your business prosper. So commit to him whatever you do and he will take care of everything for you.
You can start with nothing and still be successful if you invite God into your business.
Prayer – I commit my business to you
Thank you for providing me with this business
Thank you for giving me all the resources I need to run this business
Today, I commit my business into your hands
Take control of everything I do.
Forgive me for all the times I made decisions without consulting you.
Please come and take over my business now.
I’ve been doing things my own way and I’m not happy with the results.
So, Lord God, I surrender it all to you
I trust that with you, my business will be prosperous
So please take control. Let me not do things by myself.
Take charge of my work. Take charge of what I do.
Because I believe that with you,
my business will be prosperous in Jesus’ name.
4. 2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.2 Corinthians 9:8
Praying this bible verse over your work shows that you believe that no matter how things are, God is able to turn things around and bless you exceedingly.
Usually, when you put so much time, efforts, and resources into a job or a business and things seem not to be going as you planned, you start losing hope in the business and even think of giving up on it.
But this is the time that you are supposed to hold on to your faith in the Lord and trust that he is able to bless your business abundantly and you will abound in every good work.
When your problems seem daunting when business isn’t going as you hoped or planned when things seem not to be working out, remember that God is not limited by your limitations.
He is able to and he will make all grace abound to you. You just have to be patient and trust in his timing.
Prayer for when you want to give up on your work
Thank you for the life you’ve given me
Thank you for your grace and compassion towards my life
I come before you this day with the challenges I’m facing in my work
I’ve given this business my all and yet I’m not seeing any improvements.
But I know that with you, nothing is impossible and so I believe that you can turn things around for me in this work that I do.
I humbly ask that you bless my work according to your riches
Grant me divine favor in this work that I do and help me to excel.
Protect me from the doubts and fears I have about this work.
And give me the strength and courage to keep working at it.
I come against anything that is working against my work.
I rebuke any evil forces that are working against me
Look upon me with compassion and bless my work
Grant me divine favor and grace
In Jesus’ name, I pray,
5. Hebrews 6:10
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.Hebrews 6:10
One thing you have to remember is that God isn’t human. He doesn’t forget and he will not forget you. He sees all that you do and he will reward you for all that you do.
God is faithful, so your breakthrough is on its way. That job you are looking for is coming. The contract you so desire is coming. God hasn’t forgotten about you.
He hasn’t forgotten about all that you’ve been doing. You just have to believe in him and keep up the good work.
When you make decisions that honor God, he will reward you for your good deeds. When you are generous and faithful, your life, your business, or job is going to be rewarding and fulfilling.
So do your work wholeheartedly, and your work will not be in vain. God will reward you for your work.
Prayer – Let my work not be in vain
I thank you for all that you’ve been doing in my life.
Thank you for planting this seed in my heart and giving me the opportunity to serve others.
Thank you for giving me the desire to use the gifts you’ve given me to help others.
When I feel tired, please fill me with the power of the Holy Spirit to strengthen me.
When I’m confused, please guide and teach me the right way to do things.
Help me honor you with this work that I do
Fill me with passion for this work that I do, so that I may be able to serve people wholeheartedly.
Help me avoid distractions that lead me astray
And let the work I do be fulfilling in Jesus’ name