To develop the kind of good working relationship you want with your boss, supervisor or those in authority over you at work try using this prayer with Scriptures. Praying for your boss or supervisor can also go a long way in helping you cope with a co-worker in authority who is hard to please or difficult to get along with, or who seems disinterested in you or your development or who never gives positive feedback and encouragement.
The benefits of praying for those in the workplace who have authority over you.
The book of 1 Timothy 2:1-3 says “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior”. So we should pray for all people, for all who are in authority over us whether they rule our governments, over countries, nations, communities, or have authority over us in the workplace.
When we pray for those who have authority over us we can find peace to lead a quiet and peaceable life. Praying often for those who are in authority over you will bring peace not just for you but it will also bring peace into your work environment and you will see God move on the heart of those who have authority over you but also expect God to change you in the process!
Prayer for your boss, supervisor or those in authority over you at work
Father God, I pray today for my supervisor [name] and for all those who you have been given authority over me at [Company Name]. I pray that you would bless each of them and that you would meet the needs that they have according to your riches and glory in Christ Jesus. I pray specifically also for my supervisor [name] today that you would be in the midst of all [his, her] interactions today.
I pray that you would grant [supervisor name] success in the work that you have called them to do as a supervisor and that you would help [him, her] make good decisions that will help our department grow in the right direction and build good and healthy relationships among all employees.
May [he, she] be open to new ideas that our department employees may bring to the table to help make our work more effective and may through that openness may our department have more unity. Lead [him, her] by your spirit today.
I pray that you will help me to be an encourager of [him/her] and that there will be a mutual respect that we have for one another whether we agree to disagree with everything or not.
I pray that you will help me to submit to [his, her] authority and to be open to constructive criticism from [him/her].
Lord if there is anything going on in [his/her] life that may be causing any stress or tension that would affect [his, her] ability to be fair today or to communicate in a way that would please you, I pray that you would move in whatever the situation may be.
I pray for [his, her] health and relationships with all employees and with [his/her] boss as well as husbands, wives, children and all family members. I pray for finances, and most importantly, that [he, she] know you and fulfill the purpose and calling that you have ordained for [his, her] life.
Let my light shine today so that [he/she] will see Christ in me and if [he/she] does not know you may my character and conduct draw them to know you because you said in your word that “if you be lifted up that you would draw all men unto you” so if my life lifts you up then you will draw [him/her] unto to you by your spirit.
I pray with great expectation. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen
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