lords prayer words - traditional and contemporary prayers

Prayer for Success

It has been said that one of the worst things that can happen to you is that you are successful before you are ready to be successful. The music business is littered with individuals whose lives have been wrecked (or, worse still, ended prematurely) because they found success through remarkable talent, but their character was unable to cope with the effects of the stardom. So as we pray that we would be successful, we ask that our character, and the talents that God has instilled in us, both mature and grow together so that we are able to fully enjoy success when it arrives, and not be crushed by it. Success as the bible defines it is not necessarily fame or riches. Rather, it is when we are fully alive, when we are reaching and achieving the potential that God has created us for.

Lower down on this page is an uplifting prayer for success, as well as prayers for success in exams and interviews, a short work prayer, and some Bible verses from the Old and New Testaments. We begin with an inspiring blessing for success in business life:-

Prayer for Success in Business

Lord, I lay my business before you.
It is not mine but an offering for you and your Kingdom.
I ask now for your blessing upon it.
Please help me to shape and grow its success.
Lord, I ask for your protection over every aspect of this work, may it be strong and healthy, right and true.
Father, I long only for your hand to guide me as I make important decisions about its future.
Come inspire my mind and lead my thoughts as I surrender everything to you.


(a business prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer for Success (Jabez's Prayer)

prayer for success by Jabez
read more about the Old Testament prayer of Jabez here

resources on this page

Prayer before Work

A creative prayer inviting God's strength and truth to be central in the decisions of our working day:-

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T S Eliot, twentieth century poet, (1888-1965)

Prayer for Success

Lord, I earnestly seek after You
I seek Your kingdom, Your will
That heaven may come to earth
And Your presence would be known by all

I lay my plans before You
Please rearrange them as You see fit
See if there is any corrupt way within me
And lead me in the everlasting way

I give you the desires of my heart
My ambitions and my schemes
I surrender them wholly to You
Please anoint them for Your purposes and glory

I give You my whole being
My giftings and my character
Come sharpen my skills and transform my heart
This day and every day


(a modern prayer for success from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

bible verse on giving

Prayer for Work Success

(a prayer for someone to achieve great things in their job)

Dear God,

I do not see my work as a job, as simply a means to an end. I believe that you have called me into this vocation. So I work for you. Lord of all, I seek to build your Kingdom in all that I do. Guide me each day to give of my best, may I inspire excellence and change. Father, I ask that your goodness and great creativity would come into each moment. Lead me onwards, envision and equip me I pray. I open my heart up to you and invite your Holy Spirit to lead me now.

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

(a prayer for work from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer for Success in Life

(a blessing for a friend or loved one)

May peace be yours, peace with your friends, with family and with neighbour.
May hope be present, hope in your dreams, in hardest times, and never waver.
May faith be rising, faith lift your soul, a fresh new gift each day.
May love be flowing, love bless your life, always cherished and ever safe.
May Christ be yours, Christ in your soul, a guiding leading light.
May grace abound, grace that saves, may it fill your sails with promise bright.

(a modern blessing prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer for success in exams

Lord, you know the anxiety that I'm feeling right now
Please calm my spirit
Come and still my nerves

For the questions I am about to be given
Help me to read them slowly and correctly
Come and flood my heart with Your peace

For the words I am about to write
Help me to recall everything fully
Come and inspire my mind as I gather my thoughts

For the examiners who read my work
Help them to mark with justice and fairness
Come and refresh them, please bless their lives

I give all these prayers to You
And ask that this day you would give me the success that my heart desires
For Your kingdom and glory


(A prayer for exams from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer for Interview Success

Dear Father God,

I give you my aspirations and hopes to get this job.
Please be with me in the interview.
Calm my nerves, bring clarity to my mind and wisdom to my answers.
Help those who are interviewing me to see the real me, to notice my skills and enthusiasm and make wise judgements.
Thank you that you believe in me and cheer me on as I seek this new employment.
May I always bring your truth and light into this beautiful world.

In Jesus name,


(an interview prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

short prayer for success in business

Lord I give you my business
May it be filled with Your values, Your justice, Your goodness
May it shine with Your success
And be fruitful in this season


Bible verses about success

Here are some famous scriptures on the topic of success:-

Enlarge your "tent":-

"Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations; don't spare: lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. For you shall spread out on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited".

Isaiah 54:2-3 (WEB)

Be generous:-

"Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you".

Luke 6:38 (WEB)

more prayers for blessing and success...

here are links to some beautiful and inspiring prayers.