“For I know the plan I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
You must learn to commit all your ways to God in prayer. You should not be afraid of new beginnings because they are to be a fresh start. Do not be like the rich fool who thought he could achieve without God. If you are a wife, you must learn to pray for your husband’s work and career. If you own a business, you must pray for its success, and if you are a parent, you must remember to always pray for the academic and future prosperity of your kids.
Jesus, too, prayed even when he was God incarnate, Luke 5:16. He needed to break from his daily demands and recharge his spiritual life with his father to face challenges better. His prayerful life should give you a good example to follow.
Why is Prayer for Success in Life Important?
One of the most powerful weapons God has placed in your hands is prayer. Knowing which words to use can sometimes be challenging. Even Jesus’ disciples were faced with this dilemma and so asked their master to teach them how to pray Mathew 6. Although they were familiar with the prayer of the Torah, they were amazed at how Jesus made powerful prayers. Jesus told them to pray the Lord’s prayer in Mathew 6:9-13.
‘Our Father in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done on earth
As it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil.’
This was the prayer Jesus asked his disciples to pray. However, it was not meant to be a ritualistic prayer but an example of how to make a petition before God. How should, you develop a powerful prayer life? Let’s find out.
Know Who You Are Speaking To
Understand that prayer is a direct conversation with your God. Begin by addressing the person you are speaking to. In the Lord’s Prayer Jesus begins by saying, “Our father.” What is your relationship with him? Approach him like you would someone you have a distinct relationship with. God is 3 in one; the father, the son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus is that friend who is closer than a brother while the Holy Spirit empowers you to do the tasks placed in your life.
It is always a good idea to be thankful for the things God has enabled you to do as you pray. Are there answered prayers that have come your way in the past or grace and healing? Just like any parent, he loves to see grateful hearts in his children. A thankful heart opens heavens and gets your cup of blessings overflowing.
What do you need?
Many times, people are afraid of bothering God with the little things they need in life. That includes success. Most people believe that God only blesses our efforts and yes, to some extent, it is true. But do you pray that God blesses your efforts and grants you success? In fact, not many people will pray even in hard situations; they will first work their part and then go to God later in prayer. “You do not have because you do not ask” James 4:2. God wants you to approach Him, so don’t hesitate to ask for anything you want. Your heavenly father wants to see you succeed and delights in gifting you.
As you make your prayer, remember that your heart needs to be right with God for your prayers to be heard James 5:16.
What are the 3 Prayers for Success?
Whether you are about to sit for your final exam at school, approach a new career, or need your relationship renewed, God listens and leads you to success.
Prayer for Success at Work
If you are looking for a breakthrough at work or an interview, make this Catholic prayer. Or if you’re looking for another way to grow rich, you can read this.
“Glorious St. Joseph of Cupertino, you are the model of those devoted to labor. Give me the grace to work conscientiously being careful to put the call of duty above my sins. Help me to work with thankfulness and joy, considering it an honor to employ and develop, the gifts of labor, the gifts received from God; to work with order, peace, prudence, and patience, never surrendering to weariness or difficulties; to work above all, with purity of intention, and with detachment from self, having always death before my eyes and the account which I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all after thy example, O Patriarch Joseph. Such shall be my motto in life and death. Amen.”
Prayer for Success at School
“Lord Jesus, I am before your throne today with an open heart expecting from you. Right now, I am so overwhelmed with the amount of work ahead of me. I know that even when my faith is as small as the mustard seed, you still listen to me. Help me to succeed in my school work. Enable me to keep my eyes fixed on you through it all. May your name be glorified as you lead me to victory. Amen.”
Prayer for Success in Relationships
“Lord, help me to succeed in my relationships, reminding me not to put anything or anyone ahead of you. Bless my efforts and allow excellence to drive my desires. Make me a vessel of honor to bring glory to your kingdom. Thank you because your plans for me are beyond what I can imagine or hope for. As I abode in you, I know you will complete your good work in me. I am humbly committing my life and all plans to you because I am nothing without you. What I desire today is to stay in your quiet and wait for your blessings and success. Amen.”
Far beyond the many infamous definitions and quotes, God has good plans for you. There are many Catholic, Jewish, and Hindu prayers you can make to achieve victory. He thinks about you individually and has a planned purpose and intention to help you succeed for His glory.