8 Thankful Prayers For Having A Job

Last Updated on October 19, 2023 by Emma

Are you grateful you have a job? Have you given thanks to God for you  being employed?

Sometimes we only come to God in prayer when we need something to happen, or we are in crisis. But it’s a vital part of a relationship with God to pray when things are going right in your life. If you have a job, have you given thanks for that job? Were you aware that it’s okay to tell God you are grateful for something as basic as having employment?

These eight thankful prayers for having a job are here for you to do just that. If the wording of the prayers isn’t exactly what you want to express to God, then you can easily alter the wording to suit your circumstances. These prayers are written for you to use, so you can grow closer to God and strengthen your prayer “muscles.”

I encourage you to also take a look at prayers for starting a new job, or how often should I pray. Bookmark this site, so you can easily come back for help with praying about any other situation in your life. We want to hear from you, so please share your prayer requests and comments down below.

As you pray with a grateful heart for your job, be encouraged that you are in step with scripture:

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5.18, NIV).

So, let’s get to the prayers!

Short Prayer Of Thanks For Having A Job

Dear Lord God, I am so thankful that I have a job right now. I want to do everything I can to hold on to this because it is how you are providing for me. Help me to focus and do the best I can with whatever task or project I am given. I pray for good relationships with those around me and for continued employment. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Grateful Prayer For Having A Full-Time Job

Dear God, thank you for the gift of a full-time job. I am grateful for the opportunity to earn a living and support my family. I am also grateful for the benefits that come with my job, such as health insurance and paid vacation.

I know that many people are struggling to find employment, and I am so thankful that you have provided me with this job. I want to use my time and talents wisely, and be of value to this company through what I do.

I pray that you would bless my work and that I would be a blessing to others. Help me to do the best job I can each day. Thank you again for my job. I am so grateful for your provision. I pray this in the strong name of Jesus, my Savior, Amen.

Prayer Of Thanks For Working Remotely

Dear God in heaven, I am so full of gratitude that I can work remotely. I have the flexibility and freedom that I need in my life right now. I am glad to be able to work from home, where I can be surrounded by my family and pets.

Although some people at my company have to come to the office a couple of times a week, I am so thankful that you have made this fully remote work possible for me. I want to use my time wisely and be productive while working from home.

I am so thankful I don’t have to be stressed about commuting to an office through heavy traffic, storms, or anything else. The time savings alone makes this job so worth it. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Prayer Of Thanks For Having A Job With Benefits

Dear Father God, I am so very grateful for the health insurance, paid vacation, and retirement plan that come with my job. I know that these benefits are not a given for many people, but you have come through again with exactly what me and my family needed.

I know that many people in my community are struggling to make ends meet, and I am so grateful that I have the security of a job with benefits. I don’t want to take any of this for granted, so enable me to have a thankful heart each day as I go to work. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer Of Thanks For Being Employed After A Layoff

Lord God, I was so down after being laid off that I didn’t think I’d ever find a job again. My heart is filled with praise and thanks for you, as you have provided a new job for me, after months of looking.

I treasure this opportunity and want to make the most of it. Thank you for getting me into a job where I can put my experience to work immediately, and grow in the position as well. Thank you, thank you, Lord! In the name of the One who is my Provider, Lord Jesus, I pray this prayer, Amen.

Grateful Prayer For Getting A Job After Graduation

Dear God, I can hardly believe that I actually got a job in this market after I graduated from college. I am grateful for the opportunity to use my skills and education to start my career. After so many interviews and rejections, I wasn’t sure this was going to happen.

Now that I know where and when I will be working, I want to prepare myself to do the absolute best I can. Help me to learn the company culture quickly and to get along with my co-workers. I pray I can learn what I need to in order to handle my projects efficiently. Thank you, Lord for this gift and opportunity. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Prayer Of Thanks For A Job After Being Out Of The Workforce

Dear Lord God, I am grateful for the opportunity to work again after taking some time off to raise my family. Since I was out of the workforce for so many years, I didn’t know if I was even hireable anymore.

Thank you for the friends who helped me get my resume together and gave me tips on how to look for a job in today’s job market. I could not have done this without them, so I ask that you bless them in their lives. Thank you for the confidence you have given me to pursue this. I want to do a good job.

I trust you to guide me as I proceed and pursue this second career. I give you thanks through Jesus, Amen.

Consider This

As you follow Christ, you learn that it’s important to give thanks to God for all things, big and small. But did you know that giving thanks for your job can be especially beneficial?

When you take the time to express gratitude to God for your employment, it can have a positive impact on your work life, your spiritual life, and your overall well-being. I’d like to give you a few points of focus on why praying thankful prayers for your job is good for you.

It helps you focus on the good. When you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed at work, it’s easy to get caught up in the negative aspects of your job. But when you take a moment to thank God for the good things about your work, it can help you shift your perspective and focus on the positive.
It reminds you of God’s provision. Your job is a gift from God. He has given you the skills and abilities to do your work, and he has also provided you with the opportunity to earn a living. When you thank God for your job, it’s a way of acknowledging his provision in your life.
It helps you grow in your faith. When you thank God for your job, it’s a way of expressing your trust in Him. You’re essentially saying, “God, I know that you are in control of my work life, and I trust that you will use my job to further your kingdom.” This kind of trust can help you grow in your faith and become more like Christ.

As you pray for your job, remember to pray for specific things you are grateful for, such as your co-workers, your boss, your benefits, or the opportunities your job provides you. You can also be thankful for the larger concerns, like the opportunity to learn and grow, the chance to make a difference in your community, or the relationships you have with your co-workers.

Even the tough times in your work life can be opportunities to grow and learn. So don’t be afraid to thank God for the challenges as well as the blessings.

Giving thanks in prayer for your job is a simple but powerful way to improve your work life, your spiritual life, and your overall well-being. So take some time today to express your gratitude to God for the gift of your employment.

Remember, when you express your gratitude to God, you are not only blessing Him, but you are also blessing yourself. Keep on praying!