This prayer for your co-workers will help you seek God’s blessings and help for those on your work team.  It can be used as a personal prayer or can be used in group prayer.

Prayer for your co-workers

Dear Heavenly Father,

I come to you today asking your strength and blessings upon my co-workers.  I thank you for our place of employment and for the living wage it provides for us all.  I pray the blessing from Psalm 90 on our work team today: “May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes establish the work of our hands.”  (Psalm 90:17)  

I pray for the safety and security of my co-workers.  May your protecting presence shield them from all harm and hazards, illness and stress.

I pray for the efficiency and productivity of my co-workers that they might have the tools, supplies, strength, training, support and skills they need to accomplish their jobs.      

I pray that my co-workers be blessed with a spirit of teamwork and mutual respect.  Give them a spirit of cooperation, helpfulness and tolerance. 

 I pray that my co-workers will enjoy the rewards of their labor.  Give them a sense of ownership, satisfaction and pride in a job well done.  May they be recognized for their efforts and praised for their faithfulness.   May they be honored for their service and be paid a wage that will meet their needs.

I pray that my co-workers will be treated with dignity, honor and courtesy and that they will display these qualities in their dealings with our customers and co-workers.

I pray for my co – worker’s families that you will care for and bless them.  Grant them peaceful homes, healthy relationships and times of rest and re-nourishment.  Send your help to them in any personal issues they might be dealing with and heal all of their diseases.  Bless them with good friends, nurturing churches and feelings of love and acceptance. 

Most of all, draw them closer to you.  Help them to know how much you love them.  Give them your peace.  Send your grace.  Pour out your spirit. And may we live by your Golden Rule to treat others as we want to be treated.


About this prayer for your co-workers

Workplaces bring together a variety of strangers who form a team that works together to accomplish complex goals.  Often there seems to be a dividing line between work and faith which makes us unaware of the power there is and the difference it can make when we pray for our co-workers.  Often we only think to pray for our co-workers when they have an obvious need such as a serious illness in the family.  Otherwise, we don’t remember to pray for them regularly.

After writing this prayer it occurred to me that our co-workers form something like a “work family” because we need to function well together.  We may not choose our co-workers and we may not feel we have a lot in common with them, but we spend the majority of our waking hours with them most of the week!  Therefore it stands to reason that it would be beneficial to all of us to remember to pray specifically for the well-being of our co-workers in the same way we pray for friends or family members. 

Prayer for your co-workers scriptures to pray

“He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”  (Proverbs 11:25 NIV)

“A prudent man overlooks an insult.” (Proverbs 12:16 NIV)

“He who walks with the wise grows wise.” (Proverbs 13: 20 NIV)

“May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.”  (Psalm 9 0:17 NIV)

“For the worker deserves his wages.”  (I Timothy 5:18 NIV)

They did not require an accounting from those to whom they gave the money to pay the workers, because they acted with complete honesty. (2 Kings 12:15 NIV)

The workers labored faithfully.  (2 Chronicles 34:12 NIV)

For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building. (I Corinthians 3:9 NIV)

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 NIV)

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12 NIV)

“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24 NIV)

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