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 young people considering the careers and employment options (22 Jan)

Staff at Beales Department Stores as it goes in to administration (20 Jan)

Staff at Cornwall College in Saltash as it prepares to close in July (14 Jan)

Those covering development of Flybe and all those being affected by speculation and rumour (13 Jan)

Staff at Mothercare and Debenhams as stores close and uncertainty at Beales Department Stores (12 Jan)

All at Flybe in Exeter amid restructuring and possible redundancies and at Hitachi Rail in Newton Aycliffe with the announcement of job losses (9 Jan)

The family, friends and colleagues of 3 British Airways staff who died on New Year’s Eve (1 Jan)

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below (you can anonymise the organisation or people concerned if you prefer and your name and email address will not be published).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