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:

All staff and workplaces affected by the Coronavirus – for impacts on health, healthcare workers, supply and re-stocking logistics, working at home arrangements, economic stability and many other issues at this unsettling and difficult time.

Staff working for Intu Group and at their shopping centres and supply companies (12 Mar)

Two Devon-based businesses with contrasting developments – staff and their families at Flybe as it enters in to administration and Axminster Carpets as it is bought out of administration (5 Mar)

Staff and decision makers at Tesco making changes to the way their bakeries operate and potential job losses (25 Feb)

Staff at Tulip Ltd in Bodmin, Cornwall – mixed news as future of some jobs and the factory secured but others to be made redundant (12 Feb)

Staff working at the Coventry Ikea store which faces closure (4 Feb)

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 regularly – 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below (you can anonymise the organisation or people concerned if you prefer and your name and email address will not be published).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.