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How To Pray For A Job Interview

If there is a job that you applied for and you want the job badly, then what you can do is pray to God and ask God for that job. The Bible tells us to ask and seek things from God. If it is God’s will for us, then we shall receive it. It is also important to note that we should pray with faith when we pray. Yes, we are to submit to whatever God’s will is, but that doesn’t mean we cannot ask God for something. If you want the job, pray to God and ask Him; ask Him with faith, knowing that He is capable. Just because we submit to whatever God’s will is does not mean that we should never ask in faith or believe God will do something for us if we ask. We still believe in faith and ask God, but in the end, whatever His will is, we submit to it. In Matthew 7:7-11, Jesus tells us that our Father in heaven only gives us good things. We can trust Him that whatever we receive is good, and when a prayer is not answered, there is something better planned for us.

Matthew 7:7-11

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

How do you pray for a job interview?

If you have an upcoming job interview, you want to pray to God to give you the grace and wisdom you need. All knowledge, wisdom, and intellect come from God alone. You can ask God for the wisdom to answer the interview questions and for the understanding to interpret the questions well. You can also pray to God to give you the grace to have a right heart as you go into the interview. You can pray that you shall uphold your integrity, stay firm in your godly convictions, and never lie or compromise just for the sake of getting the job. Lastly, you can pray to God to give you favor in the eyes of the interviewer.

Proverbs 2:6-8

6 For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

Proverbs 10:9

He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

Here is an example of a prayer you can pray for your job interview:

God of grace, You are the One who gives wisdom. All understanding and knowledge come from Your mouth. I pray that You will provide me with the grace and wisdom I need as I go into my job interview. Help me answer the interview questions truthfully and excellently. Give me the comprehension to understand the questions well. I pray that I shall delight in the fear of You and stand firm on my convictions; that I shall never lie nor compromise just for the sake of getting a job. I also pray that You would grant me favor in the eyes of the interviewer and that You would grant success in my job interview. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

How do I pray for a job offer?

Besides praying for your job interview, it is also good to pray for a job offer. Just because a job is offered doesn’t mean you should take it right away. Not all open doors come from God, and there are many things that you should consider regarding this job offer. One is: Will you be able to glorify God if you work at that job? If not, then indeed it is not a job you should take. It would be better to look for another job than get hired and end up sinning before God. That leads us to another consideration: Will the job enable you to grow in holiness? If not, then maybe it is not worth taking at all. Our sanctification is more critical than our career. Lastly, you can consider if it is wise and practical to take the job. Will you end up wasting your years working in a job that won’t give you any benefit in the long run? Given the things that you have to consider, it is evident that one of the things that you should pray to God as you consider a job offer is to have the wisdom and discernment you need to decide whether to take the offer or not. In addition to praying, you should also consult God’s Word for this. 

Psalm 111:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

You can pray this prayer as you consider a job offer:

God of wisdom, You give wisdom generously to those who ask. I pray that You will provide me with the wisdom and discernment I need as I consider this job offer. I pray that the decision I will make will glorify You the most and please You. I pray that as I consider this job offer, I will think more about the things of eternity, such as, Will I grow in holiness if I work on the offered job, and will I be able to glorify You in it? I pray that I shall be rooted in the fear of the LORD as I make this decision. If this is not for me, lead me to the job You want me to apply for or take. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Luke 22:42

Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

In the end, whether we get the job or not, we have to have the same heart as Jesus did. We desire not our will but God’s will to be done. We know that everything works together for the good of those who love God. Even if we don’t get the job, that too is for our good. We have to trust God’s infinite wisdom. We don’t know—there might be a better job out there, with better work conditions and a better salary. And if we get the job, we should not forget to thank God and give Him all the glory.