Prayer For A Difficult Boss
Lord you know me and you love me. You hold everything together by your power and your grace. So I lay before you this difficult situation that I face. I trust that you will give me the strength and the wisdom I need to work these things through. I give you the job that I do, the responsibilities I have and the decisions I need to make. Come Lord, use me to bring peace, blessing and reconciliation in my workplace.
In the name of Jesus,
(Lord) I work with people who often put their work off on other people, and it is starting to frustrate me. I am not sure if it is something they do intentionally or if they are not aware of it.
Help them to see their gifts and talents and the desire to use them to fulfill the duties of their work. Give them confidence in their own ability to complete their work and take pride in hard work rather than laziness.
Give me the boldness to say no. To no longer take on work that is not my responsibility and to explain why I refuse to do so, in a way that they understand without causing division.
Lord, there is a toxic coworker at my workplace who is sowing discord and strife amongst other workers. Their actions are harmful and are affecting the team negatively.
Open the eyes of this individual so that they may see the harm in their own ways. I ask that forgiveness may be in the hearts of those who have been hurt by this person's actions.
If need be, help us to address this issue with professionalism to find peace at work. I ask that unity may be among us once again and that we begin to treat each other respectfully.
Lord, help my boss and me to establish a working relationship of trust. Help him/her to see that I am responsible and able to handle tasks and complete assignments on my own.
Give them confidence in my ability to do my job and to follow direction. Show me ways that I can help to establish trust and confidence with my boss. Reveal to me how I can give assure that I can do my job.
Help my boss to deal with any pressure or insecurity that he/she may be receiving from his/her own boss that is causing the micromanagement of others.
Lord, help my boss to shift his focus from my weaknesses to my strengths. Help him to see the qualities I possess that are beneficial to this company. Help me to work on my weaknesses in a way that my boss is able to see my progress and be confident in may ability.
Show me areas where my sregnths can be used more and ways that I can become better in my areas of weakness. May I be confident in you, knowing that I can do anything as long as you are here helping me
Lord, I feel unappreciated. I work hard and go over and beyond, and my boss doesn't even seem to notice.
Help me to remain confident in my hard work and ability, regardless of the validation that I may or may not receive from others. Help me to trust that if I continue to work hard that you will cause those who are supposed to take notice to see the work that I have done. Let the opinion of others not be the source of my success, but instead trust that you see all I do and will cause me to succeed.
Lord, for the first time, I'm actually dreading going back to work. I didn't think this would be a problem I would face, but since my boss's recent comments about my work, I've been affected and I just dread the thought of receiving emails from her about the same issues again. God, you've taught me since young to trust you, honor you above all else, work heartily for you and not men I pray that you will help me to let go of whatever bitterness and unhappiness I have towards her and just focus on you.
Thank you that you are with me. Thank you that your Holy Spirit is working in my life to bring Kingdom blessings to the earth. I come before you with the difficulties I am experiencing with my manager. I lay before you the stress that it creates for me, and the tensions that I am aware of. Please give me great wisdom, strength and grace at this time. Help me to respect my boss, but also not to be mistreated. Give me wisdom as I seek to negotiate, to stand my ground, and to remain respectful of my work colleagues.
At this time, I choose to lean on you Lord, for in you I find strength and grace.