A prayer for a job interview is as important as any other prayer we pray to God about. God wants to be a part of our employment too so it's important for us to include Him even when we're getting interviewed.
Whether it's for a part-time position, or even it it's a full-time job, we should pray for God's help during the entire hiring process.
We need His favour, anointing, direction, and help. We can trust Him to show us the path to take and the right job to accept.
Direction from the Lord in our jobs is something we should be praying for daily. His discernment is so important in every little detail and we should look inside for His help.
The very first step to any job is of course allowing the employer to talk with you. The interview prayers on this page are here to help you tap into God's power when you need it most.
A Powerful Prayer For Your Job Interview
“Dear God, I look to You as my Source of favour and strength. Thank You for this wonderful job opportunity that I have in my hand. I praise You for this chance to let my light shine. I pray that this interview is covered in Your anointing. I pray that Your peace permeates my entire being. Please help this interview to go smoothly without any unnecessary interruptions. I ask that what I have to offer would be made clear and that I would be head and shoulders above the other applicants if it's Your will I work with this company. I trust You to provide all that I need to get this position. You know what is best for me and I rest in Your faithfulness to provide the right job. Amen."
What Does The Bible Say About Work?
The Bible is filled with scriptures about being faithful and hard workers. The key is to be sure we are doing what we do for the glory and honour of God (Colossians 3:23). We should be working for God as opposed to working for people. We should be faithful and trustworthy to our employers, rather than complaining (Philippians 2:14-15).
The Word of God also balances out hard work with resting. We should take time every week to rest and recover from the work we do at our jobs. It may seem challenging to do so these days but again, ask God to help you keep your life balanced.
9 Bible Verses For Successful Job Interviews
Genesis 18:3 - And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
Psalms 102:13 - Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.
Luke 2:52 - And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Psalms 5:12 - For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
Psalms 90:17 - And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
Psalms 84:11 - For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Ephesians 1:11 - In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Isaiah 58:11 - And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Genesis 39:4 - And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
How Do I Pray For The Job I Want?
It is perfectly okay to pray about the job you desire to have. Praying for your job is important because we live in a world filled with turmoil. God is Your Provider and He wants to look after you and that includes at work too.
As we get ready for our job interview, we should always pray that God's will is done. Whether we get the job or not, God has a plan and His plan is always the best.
When we pray for God's favour to rest upon us, we can see amazing results. With God's help, we can rise about the other applicants and stand out as the best person for the position.
Here's an example of a quick work interview prayer:
"Dear God, please surround me with Your favour as I go to the interview. If this is the job for me then I ask You for it. May I outshine the other applicants. May I stand out above the rest, in Jesus Name. Protect and guide the interview. I ask that it would go smoothly. Please give me the words to say. Fill me with Your peace so that I can defeat my nerves. Guide my mouth so that I answer properly and honestly. I thank You and trust You. Amen."
Tips for a Successful Workplace Interview
The truth is that job interviews can make anyone nervous. Regardless of how you are interviewed, whether in-person or online, there's a chance your nerves may act up.
Here are some tips for a successful interview.
1. Dress Right
This may seem like an obvious first tip but it is one that is often overlooked. Make sure you are free and clear of wrinkled clothing and your breathe smells good.
2. Know The Company
Make sure to do a bit of research about the company and the job position. You want to be able to at least generally grasp what they are looking for and what is required of you. This knowledge will help you craft your answers effectively.
Taking a moment to deeply breathe several times helps oxygenate your blood. This helps calm you down and focus. Take at least 7 completely deep breathes before the interview begins.
4. Thank God
Take a moment to thank God before the interview begins. Even this moment of prayer can make all the difference as it'll help you remember you're not going into the interview alone.
The process of looking for a job opportunity and participating in a job interview is challenging. If you follow these tips it will give you the boost you need to have a successful meeting.
Remember, God always knows what is best for you. Trust in Him and let Him lead you to the right job at the right time.