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 working for Kier Group with the announcement of 1,200 job losses (17 June)

Staff and fans alike at Leyton Orient FC on the sudden death of their manager, Justin Edinburgh. (8 June)

All at Ford’s Engine Plant in Bridgend with the announcement it is to close with the loss of 1,700 jobs and major impact on the local area. (6 June)

Decision makers and staff who could be affected by proposed store closures at Boots the Chemist (28 May)

All affected by announcement of store closures and job losses in Arcadia Group (Topshop, Top Man, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Burton, Wallis, Evans). (23 May)

Staff working for Jamie Oliver‘s Restaurant Group (Jamie’s Italian & others) which has gone in to administration (21 May)

Staff and others connected to British Steel as it faces going in to administration. (21 May)

All those employed by (and customers of) Thomas Cook at this difficult time and for Ford who have announced worldwide job cuts. (20 May)

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below (you can anonymise the organisation or people concerned if you prefer and your name and email address will not be published).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