Prayers for stress at work are so needed in these difficult times. Work can be hard for a whole range of reasons and the stress from work spills over into our home lives, losing sleep and joy in our lives.
We offer this prayer for all those who find themselves in tough work situations and who need a little help dealing with the stress.
Let us pray.
A Prayer for Stress at Work
Lord, we serve you by dedicating ourselves to our work and not being idle as you command. We understand you want us to have a purpose and to fill our days, that the devil finds work for idle hands.
Doing a good job is a way of honoring you Lord and we do that willingly. You command us to work hard and to do our best.
In addition to this, you ask us to follow you in the way we treat others. We are told to treat each other with respect and care and not to adopt an ego and conceit about our talents. So many times in the bible I read your commands where you ask us to respect each other.
Sadly not everyone listens to your commands. Lord, there are many superegos in the workplace that cause so much stress for others around them.
They create stress by putting others in the firing line and by lying and claiming credit for other people’s work.
There are some in the workplace who do not work as hard as they might and this adds stress to those who carry their load. Often the bosses simply expect more than is humanly possible. We are pressed to do too much with too little time.
For all these reasons and more, this distress we can suffer can result in physical and mental damage. At the very least it robs us of our sleep and we have less time to focus on our families.
Lord help us to deal with these issues, give us strength to keep going and at times to challenge the injustices at work. Help us to deal with workplace bullying and overwork.
I follow your teachings by working hard, and sometimes this doesn’t help I simply get stretched even thinner.
By the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, I will seek equal treatment in work for me and for others in work.
I am asking you for strength to bear through this. I deal with some of this stress by working harder and by bringing all the stress into my home. I need you Lord to help me deal with this better.
You bid us to turn the other cheek and not to do battle with these people in the workplace. Help me to forgive those who have transgressed against me in work and made my work life so hard and stressful.
Give me the strength to deal with this in a better way.
Lord, I know that you give me the strength to face each day and deal with the tribulations. Your son Jesus faced trials and suffering so that we would learn from his teachings and become better in our endeavors.
Help me to bear the troubles of my day, and to face those I need to face and bear witness to your teachings and show those who transgress against me in work nothing but kindness and mercy. By your grace, I will turn the other cheek and become peaceful in my day.
I give you thanks that I am in fruitful employment and that this allows me to put food on the table and deal with the basic necessities of life. I honor you by doing the best job I can and by not being wanton and idle.
My work makes me unhappy and stressed and I need to find a way to make it a better workplace for me.I give praise to you that I have work and I know that you wish us to enjoy our occupations because this is our lot.
Help me find a way to turn this around so that I may have joy in my day as you wish for me.
Help me to be patient and kind and to find positivity in all that I do.
Lord God, you are full of wisdom and justice, help me to lean on you to learn how I might bear witness to your words and set the right example at work so that others may follow and the workplace eases.
Show me the steps I have to take to change what I can and help me to accept and live with those difficult elements of the job.
I offer this prayer for me in my workplace and for all those who need prayer for stress at work.
Lord hear my prayer.
Scripture for Stress at Work
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
A very simple but straightforward statement that tells us that we do not walk alone, we are ‘upheld’ a supportive message for all of us in times of trouble. We will be supported and strengthened.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”
We are reminded time and time again in the bible that work has merit and that whatever work we undertake we should do it to the best of our abilities and with a full heart. Even when stressed we need to remember this.
“There is nothing better for a man than to enjoy his work because that is his lot.”
This underscores the other messages that work is indeed our lot in life, but it also refers to us being able to bear this more when we enjoy it. This prayer is asking God to intervene and allow us to find joy in work. God wants us to work hard and to enjoy the work we do.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; in all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Asking for a way forward because God is all wisdom is the best way through any problem scenario. Looking for a path through troubles and a way to alleviate stress is what we are urged to do.
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