6 Hopeful Prayers For A Background Check

When I’ve had to undergo a background check, I’ve always wondered, “How far are they going back in my history?” I’ve found that it’s a good policy to be as thorough as possible when filling out the paperwork for a background check. I never wanted anything to be an obstacle in the process, or to slow it down.

As I write this, I was startled to realize that I am writing prayers for background checks, but I don’t think I ever specifically prayed about one in my work life. That’s a growth point for me as I continue in life! I don’t ever want to exclude God from any aspect of my life, so I take this as a sign to be more intentional in praying about more aspects of my life. Perhaps my sharing this will encourage you as well.

” For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man” (2 Corinthians 8.21, NIV).

If you happen to work in the human resource department, then you might want to pray about who to give a background screening to, or how to pay for such screenings. You might want to ask God for guidance and discernment.

If you are undergoing a background check, then I urge you to pray to God about it. Let the Holy Spirit give you peace about the process. Let your heart grow in trust and faith in God and His provision for you. May this whole process enable you to grow closer to God through regular prayer.

Short Prayer For A Background Check

Lord God, I have to fill out the paperwork, giving my approval for a background check for the company I applied to. I’ve never had to do one of those before, so I don’t really know what to expect. I haven’t done anything wrong, outside of a couple of speeding tickets, so I’m not really worried. It’s just a new thing I’m facing so I want it to go smoothly. Let there be no obstacles in this process, Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, I lift this prayer, Amen.

Prayer For A Successful Background Check

Father God, I really need this job I have applied for. Part of the hiring process is to undergo a background check. I don’t have anything to worry about, but I don’t want anything to stand in the way of me getting this job. I don’t know how many other candidates are at this stage of the process.

I think I have good references and have been a good employee and citizen in my past life. I hope that comes through via the background check. I want it to be a successful one. I will take any positive step forward to get this job. I want to show the company I am a good employee; I just have to get hired first!

I pray that everything will go forward without any delays or complications. I pray this part of the process will nudge me upward toward getting hired. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer To Pass A Background Check

God, I need Your favor and help. I have applied to work at a local business and they require a background check. I have been honest in my application, but they will likely find out further details about my brush with the law several years ago.

I paid for my mistakes back then and have turned a corner toward a better life and better decisions. I don’t want what happened 10 years ago to prevent me from getting hired. I pray that the hiring manager can see my forward progress and respect that. I shouldn’t have that held against me, so I ask that You help them see with discernment.

I want to pass this background check, as I think it will be an encouragement to me about how far I have come from my dark days in the past. Plus, I really need this job right now. I ask all of this in the name of Jesus Christ, my Provider, Amen.

Prayer To Pay For A Background Check

Lord, I have a very specific request I am coming to You about. As part of the process of applying for this new position, I have to undergo a background check, which is fine and understandable.  I don’t have a problem with that at all.

I’m being asked to pay for the background check, but right now, my budget is very, very tight. It’s part of the reason why I applied for the job to begin with. I can’t get hired without a background check, but I can’t pay for it because I don’t have enough money at the moment.

Lord, I need $75 by the end of the week and I don’t know where it’s coming from. Please provide for me as only You can do. I’m keeping myself, and my schedule open for Your movement in my life. I trust You for all of this. I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For A Background Screening For A Job

I need a job, Lord God. I haven’t worked for two months now. I just found out this morning that I made it through the initial screening for a job and now have to submit information for a background check. As I fill out this paperwork, I pray for this background check to go smoothly and help me stand out in a positive way.

I don’t think there’s anything in my history that would disqualify me from getting an interview. I know there are a couple of gaps in my job history, but these days, it’s really hard to be out of a job one day and find work the next day. I pray that the human resource people are understanding and have some common sense in those areas. Thank You in advance, God, for working on my behalf!

May this help me move one step closer to getting hired–that’s exactly what I’m praying for, and trusting You for in this time of my life. I know that You have this whole thing under control and I put my faith in Your timing and provision for my life. I ask this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer About Whether To Do A Background Check

Dear God, I have a handful of possible candidates for this job in our small company. They all seem good on the surface and I’m debating which ones to do a background check on. Each time we do one, we get charged and our budget at the moment is a bit thin for this.

I know I need to perform my due diligence on these people, but I’m uncertain as to how to proceed. I am praying to you for wisdom and discernment. Which three do I choose to move forward with and order the background check? This is a very needed position, so we need a solid person to fill it.

Please help me narrow down my list to the best possible options out of the folks I have now. I figure a background check will help me see if there’s anything I need to be aware of, so it’s essential to this process. I trust You to guide me in this decision. In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

Final Thoughts

If you’ve never had to get a background check for a job or other position, then it may seem daunting. “What are they going to look for, or find out,” may be a thought that comes to mind. Generally, a background check looks at where you’ve lived and worked, and if there are any arrests on your record. It’s a way for companies or organizations to check for any “red flags” about a person who is going to be a part of their team.

That said, if you’re worried about it, then I encourage you to bring that concern to God in prayer. He can handle whatever you bring to Him. Nothing is too big or small to share with God. The prayers below touch on different aspects regarding a background check, but you can modify the wording as you need to, in order to fit your specific circumstance.

You might also want to take a look at trusting prayers to find a new job, or encouraging prayers for a job you really want Would you take a couple of seconds and mark this site as one of your favorites? Then, you can easily access hundreds of prayers about a variety of concerns and life situations.

Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices“(Colossians 3.9, NIV).

We’d love to hear how your hiring process goes. Would you share your requests and comments with us in the comment section below? It’s always uplifting to read how God has moved in the lives of people who use these prayers. Thanks for reading, and keep on praying!

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