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:

Employees and students at St John’s College, Nottingham which is to close (6 Dec)

Staff and decision-makers at Clintons in uncertain times but give thanks for better news also. Pray also for those at Eddie Stobbart. (5 Dec)

Employees of Npower with the prospects of major jobs losses and also at Cornish company, Schoolscapes (29 Nov)

Staff working at TSB as branches scheduled for closure and for Uber in these uncertain times. (25 & 28 Nov)

All staff working for Mothercare as it plans to call in administrators (4 Nov)

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below (you can anonymise the organisation or people concerned if you prefer and your name and email address will not be published).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