A prayer for a working week: Lord, I pray for my colleagues that we would work well together. I pray for all who will benefit from and depend on what we do. May our decisions respect all who are affected. May this week be honouring to you and other people and be to your glory. Amen.

Please pray for workplaces.

All businesses and organisations go through difficult times. Financial problems. Unwell employees. Redundancies & cutbacks. Restructuring & reorganisation. Cashflow issues. Poor sales & profit warnings. Bullying & harassment issues. Poor relationships. Bad practice. Weak leadership. Difficult colleagues. Customer complaints. Concerns about Brexit… the list could be endless. All such issues can impact not only upon employees but also their families, friends, customers and intermediaries.

There will, of course, be many times for good news as well: so our prayers can thank God for the many blessings there are.

Please pray for:

The family, friends and colleagues of Lyra McKee, a journalist shot dead while doing her job. The Rev Steve Coulson and family and all at St Marks Kennington, London following the tragic death of his daughter and her husband. (19 Apr)

Seven police officers injured by ammonia attack while responding to an emergency call in Lancashire (17 Apr)

All who are working at Notre Dame and all affected by what has happened. (16 Apr)

Farmers that they might seek and receive the right support with mental health concerns (16 Apr)

Those who are victims of abuse and attack while carrying out their day to day work in the NHS, schools, on transport networks, street cleaning, serving customers etc (15 Apr)

All staff and those making decisions at Debenhams at this difficult and potential entering in to administration. And also for Bank SocGen (Societe Generale) employees in Paris, London & New York on the announcement of major job losses. (9 Apr)

180 staff who are losing their jobs at Pretty Green, a fashion chain founded by former Oasis band member, Liam Gallagher which has gone in to administration. (1 Apr)

Staff affected by redundancies at Derby Cathedral (30 Mar).

300 people who will be losing their job with Thomas Cook when stores close (22 Mar).

Employees facing job loss at Wedgwood‘s world famous pottery in Staffordshire (20 Mar).

Staff working for Office Outlet (former Staples stationery chain) which has gone in to administration and Kensey Foods in Launceston which will be closing in July. (19 Mar).

All workplace chaplains who offer vital support to many people in their places of work across the UK.

Each topic shown will remain on this page for about a month. Richard will pray for each situation daily – do join in committing these people to God’s love and care.

If you would like prayer for your workplace please contact Richard and he will publish the concern below (you can anonymise the organisation or people concerned if you prefer and your name and email address will not be published). Please do not share information which has not been made public. Depending on length, contributions may summarised or edited.