Prayer for the Workplace

Scott Burnett
March 19 2024


Heavenly Father,

Thank You for the job You have given me. For the opportunity to represent You to all those I work with today. May I be sensitive to Your leading, satisfied in Your provision and secure in the knowledge that You are going with me through every challenge I may face today.

Help me to be more interested in fulfilling the responsibilities I have today than in being noticed, appreciated, or praised by my boss and coworkers.

May Your favor rest on all I work with and establish the work of our hands for us.

Give me the desire to put my whole heart into each task today, doing it as work done for You, and not merely for my boss. Don’t let me forget that my real reward comes from You, since You are actually my employer.

Please encourage and support my fellow coworkers. Meet them at every point of their need. Strengthen their relationships at work and in their homes. Give me patience, and the grace to show respect and appreciation to everyone I work with today.

May You be the light of my life, the guide of my steps, my anchor in every shifting wind.

I ask this all in Your Mighty Name.


This prayer was written by Scott Burnett, whose compassionate heart and many years of experience as a missionary and a pastor suit him well for our BetterIt Workplace Chaplains ministry. Scott loves hearing people's stories. Listening deeply to each person, he compassionately walks with them toward greater inner freedom, peace and joy. His story includes working cross-culturally with First Nations people and helping a diverse group of people become a committed and caring community seeking to grow in their spiritual lives. He has a deep love for his family and is connected with the issues couples and parents and children of all ages face. He has graduate studies in Cross Cultural Communication at Wheaton Graduate School, extensive studies in spiritual formation through Regent College in Vancouver, a Certificate in Critical Incident Stress Management, and is ordained by the Christian and Missionary Alliance. When not serving as a chaplain, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and family, walking, gardening, and reading.

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