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10 Powerful Prayers for Motivation and Productivity

Feel like you don’t have enough time to get everything done? These 10 inspiring prayers for motivation can help you increase motivation, productivity & better manage your time. Read on and be encouraged!

Do you feel like you’re constantly juggling too many things and don’t have enough time? You’re not alone. Many working moms feel this way. The good news is that there are prayers that can help motivate, empower, and encourage you to get things done. Prayers for motivation, productivity and time management can help you make the most of your time so you can accomplish what needs to be done.

When you’re juggling a job, a family, and all the other obligations that come with them, it can feel impossible to find time for yourself. But praying can be a powerful way to motivate yourself, increase your productivity, and better manage your time.

Whether you’re struggling to find the motivation to get started or feeling overwhelmed by how much there is to do, these 10 motivating prayers for productivity and time management can help. So read on and be encouraged! You can do this!

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Why should we pray for productivity?

Prayer is one of the most powerful and underutilized weapons we have against those things which would distract us from fully walking in our purpose! So often we feel the need to muscle through struggles we have because we deem them as too small. But God is our source of hope and god’s grace is sufficient for both the hard times and any present moment. 

We think that productivity is something that we have to just work through on our own, but the bible is clear when it says that we can cast our cares on the Lord because he cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). This verse doesn’t distinguish the types of worries we can bring to God because we serve a God who is over the big and the little storms in our life.

He wants to walk through each stage of our growth with us. He wants to guide us as we gain new skills and learn to overcome the things that keep us from being our best! That includes issues we may have with time management and productivity!

Praying for productivity helps us to turn over our day to God! It allows us to let go of what we think is the best plan for our day and keeps us expectantly waiting for his hand to move. When we pray for productivity we are constantly seeking his intervention and open to his disruptions when we trust that he knows best and has our best interest at heart.

Prayer points for productivity prayers?

So what should we ask for when praying for productivity? Here are a few prayer points that you should consider when praying for God’s intervention in your productivity.

  • Pray for reduced distractions
  • Pray for increased focus
  • Pray for clear vision
  • Pray to hear God’s voice
  • Pray for peace at work
  • Pray God’s will be done
  • Pray for space to prioritize rest
  • Pray for motivation and understanding
  • Pray for favor and success

Of course these are just some of the things that you can pray for when it comes to praying for better time management and productivity in your home and work life. Another way to find prayer points for productivity and time management is to look at what the bible says about productivity and stewarding time.

Motivational prayers for productivity and time management

Now let’s dive into the prayers for motivation, productivity and time management. I believe that prayer is activated when you pray the word of God, so each prayer is led by a guiding scripture. As you read through the prayers dwell on the guiding scripture and let it speak to your heart.

Prayers for Productivity

Prayer for a productive day

Read this verse: A person plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9

Pray this Prayer: Lord in Heaven, I submit my plans for the day to you. Guide me along the best path so that the works of my hand today are fruitful and glorifying to you. In the name of Jesus, Amen

Morning productivity prayer

Read this verse: On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come. 1 Corinthians 16:2

Pray this Prayer: Dear Lord, as I start my morning I ask that you would walk with me in my comings and goings. I dedicate this first fruit of the morning to you, thank you for meeting me and speaking with me, Father, I ask that you help me to incline my heart to see you active in my life today! Thank you in advance for a productive day! In Jesus’ name, Amen

Prayer for productivity at work

Read this verse: I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. John 17:4

Pray this Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the assignment you have me on today! I ask that you would walk with me as I go about doing your work Lord. Let my hand move with diligence and my mind be clear and full of divine understanding for the tasks at hand. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

Prayer for improved productivity

Read this verse: So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10

Pray this Prayer: Father God, I admit that I am struggling with being productive each day, I ask that you would help me as I walk through this day, reveal to me the places where distractions are easily fallen into. Show me where my schedule is cluttered with unnecessary activities and tasks. Help me to be intentional about the work I do! Merciful Lord, I know that your mighty hands are guiding me every step of the way today. In Christ Jesus name, Amen.

Prayers for Motivation

Morning prayer for motivation

prayers for productivity

Read this verse: Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, Colossians 3:23

Pray this Prayer: Lord, may the works of my hands this day be pleasing in your sight. I ask that you would keep reminding me that whatever I am doing, it is for your glory. Help me to see that in excellence I am able to give glory to you. I ask that you would help me to stay focused and to remain on task! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for motivation and success

Read this verse: O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. Nehemiah 1:11

Pray this Prayer: Almighty God, I ask for your favor in my life as I walk through this day! May your favor rest upon me and I see success so that I can give you glory! I know that I can do nothing without you Father! I thank you in advance for the way you will move in my life today! I praise you for your abundance and concern for me! In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. 

Prayer for motivation and strength

Read this verse: The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:2

Pray this Prayer: Father in Heaven, I know that whatever you have willed for my life is for my life and there is nothing that I can do to mess it up. I know that if you have planned something for my life, then you also give the ability. If there is a road that I am to travel, you provide the light, and the map. You make a way. I give you praise because you are God. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen

Looking for more Guided prayers and resources to help you transform your prayer life? Check out all of our prayer resources for tips, guides, and printables to help you deepen your prayer life!

Prayers for Time Management

This next list of inspirational prayers can help you steward your time wisely even when in your own strength you feel frazzled. They will encourage you to seek the power of the holy spirit to help you and guide you throughout your day.

Prayer for strength and focus

prayers for motivation

Read this verse: Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8

Pray this Prayer: Heavenly Father, fill me with your peace as I walk through this day! Guide me along the best path for the tasks that I have before me! I ask for strength to overcome temptations and distractions and divine focus to seek only those things that you would have for me! In the name of Lord Jesus. Amen

Prayer to remove distractions

Read this verse: I am saying this for your benefit, not to place restrictions on you. I want you to do whatever will help you serve the Lord best, with as few distractions as possible. 1 Corinthians 7:35

Pray this Prayer: Father, I admit that at times I am easily distracted by the expectations and the standards set by society. There are times when the thrill of the world catches my attention and I struggle to hear you! As I walk through my day, I ask that you would reveal these snares that are set up to keep me from walking in your best for me! Thank you for showing me your path and for your patience with me! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Prayer for intentional focus

prayers for time management

Read this verse: Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. Mark 4:18-19

Pray this Prayer: Holy Lord, thank you for your Holy Spirit. Thank you for your wisdom. Thank you for a helper who brings to my mind the things that you have taught me. I pray that you would constantly show me the directions that I should go in! I praise your name Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen

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Praying for productivity in the midst of chaos

If you’ve been struggling with time management and productivity, we want to encourage you. God cares about all the details of your life including any struggles you have in this area. 

The Bible tells us that God cares about all the details of our lives including any struggles we have with time management and productivity. He knows when we are overwhelmed or feel like giving up, so take a moment to pray for more motivation in your day-to-day tasks.

We know that it can be hard when things get busy at work or home but take heart because there are ways for us to partner with God in these areas! Prayer is a great way to connect with Him so ask him for help today- he will answer if we submit our plans to him first. 

When you submit your plans and will to Him and ask him for his help, you can be sure he’ll give it! This means less distractions and improved focus on what matters most–you serving others through Christ’s love. We hope this has been encouraging!

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