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7 Powerful Prayers for a New Job

Are you praying for a new job or job offer?

Need extra money and looking for a job but not sure where to begin? Or, maybe your current job is toxic and an ungodly environment.

You are taking the right step — start with prayer! If you are struggling to determine the best path to take in finding your perfect workplace, this article is for you.

These 7 amazing and powerful prayers for a new job will guide you for new employment while maintaining your Christian lifestyle. 

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Praying for a New Job

When you pray for a new job, you are taking the most important step towards finding one!

Matthew 6:33 reminds us to look for Him first. God has a plan for you and seeking His direction will ensure an abundance of blessings.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

If you are seeking new employment, pray to God that He gives you the right steps and then leave the rest to the Almighty.

He will provide what is best for you! Do not be stressed, anxious, or nervous but be confident, assured, and trusting in Him always. 

Are you looking for some tools and tips to boost your prayer life? If so, be sure to visit our Prayer Resources Library where you’ll find everything you need to become a powerful prayer warrior!

Prayers for a New Job

God knows what the perfect job is for you, but your only ‘job’ is to seek His face so you can discover it. He has a gift for you, you have to find it my friend.

Prayer is the perfect solution to beginning this new journey.

As Jeremiah 29:11 states, first, ask Him to bring you prosperous employment that pleases Him and sheds light on His goodness. He will provide the plans He made for you.

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.

These Prayers for a New Job will jump-start your walk with God as you seek guidance and direction to ultimately fulfill His purpose.

It’s not about you, it’s about Him. Give Him the driver’s seat and He will take you on the road to employment! 

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Prayer to Find a New Job

If you have recently lost your job or, for some other reason need to leave your current job, pray to ask God to guide you to a new job offer.

As you pray to the Father, remember to thank and praise Him for the opportunity to serve. God reminds us in Colossians 3:23, whatever we do, whether it’s scrubbing floors or licking postage stamps, do it happily for the Lord, not for men.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, Colossians 3:23 NIV

Now that we know our marching orders directly from the Bible, it’s peaceful prayer time.  Use this sample prayer to ask God to provide you with the blessing of a new job offer.

Dear God, I praise your name for your goodness and thank you for the opportunity to serve you. Please help me discover the perfect company that will please ONLY Your will, not my own or others that may be leading me on the wrong path. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Prayer When Applying for a New Job

Applying for a new job can bring a lot of anxiety about whether you are qualified for the position or if you are competitive against the other applicants.

Instead of worrying or fretting, simply pray to ask God to reassure you with the Confidence that only God can give.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14 NIV

Use this example prayer when applying for a new job:

Master, as I apply for this new endeavor, if it is your Will, I pray my hands to write the perfect words to say for my potential employment. Give them the wisdom to choose the right employee, whether it be more or someone else, for the position. Help me to remember that it’s in Your hands. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Prayer When Interviewing for a New Job

Finding out you were called to interview for a new job is both excited and frightening! It’s now the right time to ask Jesus to remove any nervousness and gain wisdom on being prepared.

Plus, while interviewing as a candidate, ask God to remove any obstacles from your mind and grant you the perfect words to say with peace and confidence. 

Here is a great sample prayer to say right before your job interview.

Lord, please take any nervousness from me as I prepare for this interview. Help me to trust that you will provide the perfect response to each question. Help the interviewer make the right decision on the best candidate. Give me the courage to be glad in their decision, regardless of the outcome. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Prayer to Thank God for a New Job

You’ve got the job — congratulations! This is such an exciting time for you! With God’s grace and goodness, it’s time to tell him how grateful you are for His blessings and answer to prayer.

Marvel at his magnificent wonders! He is always with you and let’s praise Him for remembering our needs.

Use this sample prayer to thank God for the new job He has provided for you.

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the answer to my prayer! You are an amazing God and I’m so grateful for giving me the desires of my heart. Help me to always please you as I journey into this new endeavor and remind me to consistently seek your face with this new position of employment. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Prayer for Starting a New Job

Now it’s time to start your new and exciting position of employment! While it is an exciting time as you tell your family, you may begin to wonder, can I actually perform the job successfully?

Maybe doubts start to creep into your mind at this point. 

The Bible reminds us not to worry. Begin with a new habit of praying every day before work, during work, and praying on behalf of your colleagues will bless you and your environment each and every day.

This, my friend will ensure victory upon your new job responsibilities. 

Lord, thank you for this new opportunity to serve you! May I always focus on Jesus first before I start my day and give me courage throughout the day. While I’m working, help me to remember to pray for my new coworkers. Give me the mentality of a faithful servant in all I do. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Prayer for Learning a New Job

As you begin employment, so does the steep learning curve with your new responsibilities as you tackle your new position.

It can bring many emotions of discouragement and lack of confidence while you rely on others to understand your new responsibilities.

Don’t be discouraged — instead, be encouraged! God brought you to this point so be assured that He can provide for you as you complete His will. 

Lord, please provide me with the wisdom I need to succeed in this new area of responsibility. As I learn these new steps, guide me to the correct path so I may serve you and my new employer with joy and gladness. In Jesus Name, Amen!

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Prayer for a Friend Starting a New Job

Is your friend starting a new job? Pull out the prayers for your friend and help him/her gain the confidence they need and not worry.

Remind your friend to pray constantly and He will grant them the desires of their heart too. Encourage your friend that they can do this with the Lord’s help and there’s no reason to fear or be anxious.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

Dear Lord, please be close to my friend and help him/her be aware of your presence as they start a new job. Grant them confidence, wisdom, and strength as you lead them on the right path to success. In Jesus Name, Amen!

It’s time to get excited and confident about this new adventure in your life! With God on your side, everything and anything is possible.

Keep Him close to your heart, always seeking what He wants for you, and you’ll be blessed, happy, and joyful in your new employment. Congratulations, God’s got this!

Be sure to also read these addtional prayers for employment to keep God close through every step of this endeavor!

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Natalie is a wife and homeschool mother to 2 teenagers living in the sunny state of NC. As a minimalist, she enjoys finding ways to make life more simple, yet significant, while serving her Savior through her Christian blogging ministry at Bible Verses for You.

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