Once we hit adulthood, work becomes a huge part of our lives, so if you are in-between jobs right now, say a prayer for a job interview to encourage you.
We are all citizens of heaven, but for now, we are living in this world. The Lord wants us to live life to the full, and to accomplish that, we have to work to have a source of income for our needs and comfort in this life. These days, finding the right job can be difficult.
You might be looking for a job today, or you may have an upcoming job interview for a full-time job. You might have been looking for the right job for a while now, and I understand it can be frustrating.
Or you might be facing job interviews in the future, and you are feeling anxious about it because you want it to go the best way possible. Prayer can help us find the best path and peace for our hearts. The Lord loves us, and He will come through for us.
Why Should We Say a Prayer for a Job Interview?
As Christians, prayer should be a part of our lifestyle. Prayer is our direct communication with God. By praying, we can find peace, wisdom, and the comfort of God’s presence. Praying also helps us voice our hope, concerns, reservations, hesitations, and other feelings.
We might not always get immediate answers to our prayers, but we must have faith that God knows what is best for us, and He will never give us less than that. God is our Father and will supply all our needs, including the things we need to have a successful job interview.
God wants what is best for you.
We should never doubt that God wants what is best for us, even if we cannot see the good in our current situation. It may be hard to secure employment with all that is happening in the world, but we should never lose hope because God knows us and our potential. No matter how things look like right now, it does not change the fact that God wants what is best for His children.
God has a plan for you.
People often say that God has a plan for us, but the more I know Him, the more I see these plans as dreams. If you are a parent, you must have grand and beautiful dreams for your children. The Lord is our parent, and He has excellent and beautiful dreams for us.
The difference between God and our earthly parents is that God is infinitely more wise and powerful. Please know that God knows you, your situation, and everything you can be. He is preparing the way for you. Have faith.
God is the God of victories.
God’s guidance and power are nothing like this world has ever seen. The God we worship is the God who parted seas, toppled armies and empires, healed the sick, and conquered death. The Lord never loses. He has always made way for His people. God has always given us exactly what we need.
He knows us best. God will grant us victory, whether on our job hunt or an upcoming interview. He listens to our daily prayers and knows our struggles. The Lord is neither weak nor cruel. At the perfect time, He will grant us the victory.
Common Prayers Before a Job Interview
Prayer for Preparation
You might find yourself in an interview room or facing your computer for the job interview. It is essential to prepare physically. You should also be well-versed, especially with the primary job description, but the most critical thing to prepare is your mind and heart.
“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”
I come to you today acknowledging that I am nothing apart from you. I thank you for this opportunity for a job interview today. You are all-powerful, God. I trust in you and I ask that you prepare my heart and my mind today.
I know I can have the grandest plans, but your will for me will always be greater and better. Let me not waver in my faith and confidence in you and myself. Please help me be in the best state of mind I can be. Prepare me physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. In your name, Amen.
Prayer for wisdom and discernment
Discernment is the ability to grasp what is obscure, and the future has always been mysterious to us. We should pray for God to give us the wisdom and clarity of judgment we need to succeed.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”
I pray to you, knowing that my wisdom is not enough. Dear Lord, give me the correct perspective. Let the Holy Spirit open my eyes to your will. Enable me to say and do your will. I pray for this not just for earthly rewards but to bring glory to your name.
Increase my wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, Lord God. I know that I cannot do this without your help, Lord. Please help me speak and walk according to your will and your word. I do not ask to be perfect, but I ask that you help me bring out my best. In your name, Amen.
Prayer for favor with the Interviewer
The truth is, we can do our best and prepare the best way we can, but it is not just up to us. The interviewer and the company also play a role in the process, so we must also pray for them.
“Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.”
Lord Jesus Christ,
I pray to find grace in your presence. Also, I have prepared myself for this job interview as much as possible, and I acknowledge the importance of the interviewer today. I do not know them, Jesus, but I know that you do. Please help me in my interactions with them today.
Help me be a channel of blessings in their life. Please give me the opportunities to show them my strengths. May my weaknesses never hinder the job that would be expected of me. Open doors for me, Lord, and guide me through them. I trust in you. In the name of Christ Jesus our Lord, Amen.
Prayer for Growth
Getting a job is one thing, but maintaining it is another. To make sure that we can give our best, we should ask the Lord to help us become better each day. We do this not just to build a reputation as an employee but also as a Christian.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that you are not done working on me. Help me grow, Lord. My resume may not be the best out there. Other applicants might be able to offer more, but I have you, which is more than enough.
Help me grow in my work ethic, integrity, efficiency, and life. I dedicate myself to you. Let me desire to grow and improve to glorify your name and serve others better. May I not be consumed by personal motivations in my growth. Help me achieve my fullest potential. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Prayer for Peace
We all know that going to job interviews can be nerve-wracking. It might prevent us from expressing ourselves in the best way, and it might even cause us to make mistakes which can lead to us not getting the job. Fortunately, Jesus Christ, our Lord, is the prince of peace.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
I am a bundle of nerves today. I know I have done my part, but I cannot calm my worried mind. You know that I need to do well in the interview today. I know that nothing on this earth can keep me from your love and care, but I cannot keep my fear at bay today.
I ask that you let me rest in your peace that surpasses understanding while I face uncertainty. Hold me with your mighty hand, Lord. Quiet all my fear, and let me trust in your word. Immerse me in your spirit, and may I keep my eyes fixed on you alone. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayers for Job Seekers
A prayer to find employment
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
This is one of those days when I desperately need your favor. Generous Father, let your blessings overflow to my family and me. I pray for a financial breakthrough in my life. You know my needs and what is best for me, Father. Bless me, dear God, to bless others. Help me trust in you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer after the job interview
“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.”
I pray to you now to surrender everything to you. I know that I have done everything in my power and I have given my best. It is now time for me to wait on your answer to my prayers. Prepare my heart to your will. Let it be my deepest joy to let your will be done in my life. This I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Use My Gifts Prayer
“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. Whoever preaches, let it be with the words of God; whoever serves, let it be with the strength that God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
I thank you for the gifts you have entrusted to me according to your grace. I ask that you teach me to use them to serve others and bring glory to your name. Help me present my gifts in my job hunt and job interviews. Please help me never to disappoint you and become a good and faithful servant. This I pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Ultimately, we pray, and we hope for God to answer our prayers, but we should remember that we also have a part in the answer to our prayers. We must trust God and do our best. Have in God and have faith in yourself. The Lord will grant you the victory you are praying for. Let it be a testimony to His great power and love.
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