Prayer For Sucess

Father, I have come to a crossroad in my life and I am not sure which way to go. I know that if I seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, then I will be walking in Your best way for my life.

Help me Lord to be wise in the decisions I make at this junction, where various doors have seemed to close behind me. Lead me Lord in the direction that You would have me go.

Lord, I want my life to count and I want to be successful and to have made a difference. Take my life at this crossroad Lord, and rearrange my direction as You would have me go. As I push on different doors, I ask that You would keep the doors closed that You would not have me go through and allow the right door to open to the place that You would have me go.

As I seek Your face, I pray that Your Spirit would prompt the desires of my heart to become the desires that You have for me. I ask this in the holy name of my Saviour, Jesus,


Loving Heavenly Father, You have promised that the man that seeks after the Lord will be like a tree that is planted by the rivers of living water, and that they will grow and prosper and have great success. Father, I pray that I may prosper in all that I do and that Your hand would lead and guide me in the years that lie ahead. I pray that my life may bring forth fruit, spiritual fruit, thirty, sixty or even a hundredfold fruit.

Lord, I pray that I may grow spiritually, grow in grace and in the knowledge of You. I pray that I may run the race of life to win the heavenly prize of the high calling which You have promised me in Christ Jesus my Lord, and that I may finish the course that you have set before me.

Lord, I want to finish my life, knowing that I have lived as You would have me to live. I ask that You would teach me Your ways and help me to observe all Your decrees, that I may love as Christ loved and walk in spirit and truth, that I may owe no man anything except the debt of love - for Lord, I know that the success I desire may be packaged differently from that of the world, but Lord, it is my desire to be successful in Your eyes. Hear my prayer I ask, and make me the person You would have me be. In Jesus' name,


Heavenly Father, I know that Your ways and understanding are so far removed from my own that I come before You now to ask that You would teach me Your ways, so that I may align my will to Your will and my prayers to the desires of Your heart. Lord, I pray that I may seek Your ways, think Your thoughts that You would have me think and live the life that You would have me to live.

Lord, as I pass through life, everything that I see around me of the way the world operates and the means that men use to accomplish success is diametrically opposed to all that Your Word calls us to be. Father, I know that I could so easily be swept into this way of thinking and behaving, so teach me Your ways, give me an understanding of all that You would have me do and show me the way that You would have me go.

Lord, I know that accumulated wealth, power and fame is so often what the world views as successful, and there is one part of me that would like all three, but I also have witnessed a harvest of poverty that this triad of success produces in the lives of those that pursue this pathway, so Lord keep my desires for success purified in the fires of Your will for my life. Keep me from seeking after a mess of potage when You have prepared a feast for me in the heavenly realm. Lord, I ask that my life may glorify Your name, not only in this age but in the ages to come. I ask this in Jesus' name,


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,



Today we come to You in awe of the way You define success, the purpose You have planned for us, and the faith it takes to walk in that purpose.

Thank you for the blessings that abound in our lives. Help us to look at our lives through Your lens, without outside influence, in true appreciation for what You are doing in our small corner of the world, within the walls of our house, and with the gifts and talents that You have given us. We pray to be good stewards of our time, treasures and talents

Thank you for another day to fill our lungs with air and ponder the Truth of Your Word and Your love for us. Forgive us for taking that simple pleasure for granted. Adjust our perspective to align with Yours.

As we seek to be successful, guide us to Your definition over the push and pressure of what the world and our society deems it to be. Stir our hearts to sit in prayer and spend time with You each day before we walk out into the day. Arm our minds and guard our hearts with the Truth of Your Word. Help us to find our place to serve and reach out to others, whether in our careers, families, hobbies, or volunteer work.

Open our eyes that we may see success in the light of Your love. 1 Peter 4:8 commands to love above all else. We pray, today, for Your vision for our success. Help us to be astute to the call on our hearts and the stirrings in our souls. Motivate us to do the next instruction You give, or continue doing the last one we remember. Allow us to hear Your voice above all others.

Success is so often defined individually, but we were not put here on earth alone. Relationships are important. You have placed people in our lives for a reason.

Create a generous and peaceable heart in us that looks to You first when making decisions life. Let us not accumulate people for what they can do for us or discount relationships because they are not filling us up. Instead, may we look to you to fill the cup of our success in every area of our lives: monetarily, relationally, health-wise, and in stewardship of our daily schedules. Help us to look outward with a servant heart, instead of what we can get out of life.

Bless us with hearts that have confidence in You, as Jeremiah 17:7 speaks of. Let us look to You for provision and relief of the frustration of comparison and failures. Regardless of where you have placed us in our communities, helps us to know, assuredly, that we are where we are for a reasonfor Your reason. That may mean monetary wealth and worldwide fame. It may mean that no one knows who we are outside of our small little town. The beauty of Your heart is that no one person is more important or less loved than the next.

Help us to define success in terms of Your love, for You are love and You love us. That is our purpose on this earth, to spread the love, joy, and hope that is made possible for all to abide in, through the selfless sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus, on the cross. Redefine success in our lives, Lord. Come like a flood.

In Jesus' Name,