Prayer For Career Success

Dear Lord, I know that my ways are not Your ways and Your perspective on my life is different from my own, and Lord at times I long to be more successful in all that I do and all that I try to achieve, not only in my personal life but also in every area of life, my home-life, my work life, my relationships, my recreational times and even my religious activities.

But Lord, the more I read through the Scriptures, the more I come to understand that so much of what I yearn for in life, such as getting on and being successful in work and play, is not necessarily the best thing for me to desire, knowing that this could cause me to wander far from You, to leave my first-love and to become increasingly dependent on myself and less and less dependent upon You.

Help me Lord, to get the right balance between wanting to be successful in all I do, so that my life glorifies my Father in heaven, which truly is the desire of my heart, and becoming successful in the wrong way and for the wrong reasons, for my own honour and glory.

May I become increasingly dependent on You so that whether I have much or a little, I may live my life successfully in Your eyes. Help me to set my heart on Your desires, Your will, Your kingdom. Help me to yearn more and more to be successful in my Christian work and my spiritual growth, rather than in seeking the empty success of the world and the empty prosperity that is from the world, even if it means having to diminish in my eyes and in the esteem of others. May I see You first and Your righteousness Lord and not hanker after the things of this world. To Your praise and glory, in Jesus' name I pray,


Loving Heavenly Father, I come to you today because I want to seek Your will for my life rather than following my own direction in life, as I know that in my heart I can stray from Your best path.

Lord, I want to be successful in what I turn my hand to because I want to do everything as unto You. And so today, I come to lay the desires of my heart before You and to ask that in Your grace, You will forward the plans I have for my life, in a way that is best pleasing to You.

Lead me Lord in the way of Your choosing, as I lay before You the hopes and dreams of my heart, which I would dearly love to fulfil. I surrender all these dreams to You, praying that you will guide me in the path that is best suited to carry out Your best work in me.

I ask this the name of the Lord Jesus,


Loving Lord, I know that all things come from You and You hold all things together, not only in the vastness of the universe, but in my own simple life too. Help me I pray, to plan my future career carefully and wisely, and may I follow the path in my chosen career that honours you.

Watch over all my plans and all that I say and do in my dealings with others. Show me how to give of my best and not to shirk hard work, but gladly fulfil all the duties and responsibilities of life in a gracious and discerning way.

Govern my actions, guard my tongue, bless my efforts, guide my decisions and help me to produce the best, so that in my life and career, I may honour Your name. In Jesus' name,


Dear Lord Jesus, I know that somewhere in the Bible it says that we are to enlarge our tents and stretch forth the curtains of our dwelling, to lengthen the cords and to strengthen the stakes. Father, I ask that You would lead me to enlarge the tent of my life and give me the vision to spread forth my wings and fly in the direction that You would have me go.

Help me to grow in grace and wisdom as I step out into an unknown future. Be with me Lord I pray, and give me success in all I do, for I want to be pleasing in Your sight. May I be used of You to reach out in whatever direction I go, not for my own credit but to Your praise and glory. I ask this in Jesus' name,


I pray to God that I will be successful in my career. I pray that I will be prosperous and that I will be rewarded for my hard work. I pray to God that I will be able to use my education, talents, and work ethic to maxiumum effect.

Please help God guide me so that I can earn money again and take care of the needs of my family and prosper with the Lord. Please God, help me and guide me on my career path to make the right decisions and grow into a prosperous career.

Lord, You have promised that if we will commit our work to You, You will make it succeed. So today, I dedicate every aspect of that work to You. I need Your wisdom daily to make the right choices, ones that require fairness, integrity, and a servant spirit. From the start of every work day, I want to begin and end with You, knowing that You will guide every step and every decision I make. Throughout the day, remind me that You are in charge, not me. May I do all things with excellence at work as if I am doing them for You, Lord.

I want Your goals to be my goals, and Your purposes, mine. Give me a learning spirit so I can constantly increase the skills You have given me to honor You and bring You glory. I know I am not to neglect those gifts You have placed within me, but that I am to watch myself closely to keep ambition in its right place and temptation at bay.

Keep reminding me that people are more important than work projects, and that You not only want me to succeed, but You desire for me to help make others successful. Whether it's my employer or a co-worker, help me see them as Your creations, worthy of respect and thoughtfulness. We all matter to You, God. If I am treated unfairly at work, may I still reflect You in every way and keep my eyes on You. I know Your idea of success and mine may differ, and that to You, godly character is more important than completion of my goals. Help me to work hard with patience and persistence, shunning laziness and embracing a thankful spirit for the employment You have given me.

No matter who signs my paycheck, and no matter how high or how low the ladder I'm on right now, I look to You as my ultimate Employer. I know that viewing You as my Boss, will not necessarily increase my salary or change my work conditions, but it will change meand that You pay great benefits. Serving You will put a smile on my face, allow my best work to shine through, and will insure that success belongs to YouYour way and Your time. I pledge to do the best that I can with what You have given me, Lord. May Your plans become the desires of my heartand may my work always be a success for You.

Loving Divine Father,

Please pour out your divine grace and mercies upon me.

You and your ways are perfect. Hence I approach You to show me what the best and most suitable career is for me. Let Your perfect will be done in the choice of my career.

O Lord, please teach me the most appropriate way of discharging my day to day duties successfully and honestly.

I request you to provide me with appropriate wisdom and understanding so that I can carry out my responsibilities in best possible manner and to the satisfaction of all. Please bless me and impart creativity into my daily work.

Merciful God, kindly protect me from all temptations and take control of all my financial needs applicable to my career. Let my honest earnings be according to the riches of Your glory.

Please put Your righteous hand upon me, O Lord. For all my achievements and success in career, I ascribe all glory and honor to You alone.

Thank you for granting my requests.

Thank you Creator for your divine grace upon me now and forever.

Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my many sins; to work with thankfulness and joy, considering it an honor to employ and develop, by means of labor, the gifts received from God; to work with order, peace, prudence and patience, never surrendering to weariness or difficulties; to work, above all, with purity of intention, and with detachment from self, having always death before my eyes and the account which I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all after thy example, O Patriarch Joseph. Such shall be my motto in life and death. Amen.