When a friend or loved one retires you may want to wish them well for the future. Saying a retirement prayer is a great way to express your happiness and joy for whoever is retiring.

You can use prayer as a means of wishing them well as they embark on this new phase of their life. And they will appreciate you are thinking of them, especially if they are anxious about the big change they are facing.

So use these retirement prayers to say a prayer for someone retiring and wish them a happy life free of stress and worry.

Short Retirement Prayers

Here are a few short prayers for retirement that can be used in a card or email/letter.

  • God has blessed us with a wonderful colleague all these past years you’ve guided us when needed with your wisdom and experience thanks and enjoy your retirement.
  • Praying for you today, that you will sense God’s nearness to you and the certainty of His love for you. Enjoy your retirement
  • God will always be near you showering his blessings and faith on you and your family. He’ll guide you with His love walking the path of retirement.
  • Best wishes my friend on your early retirement our Lord will bless you in all your future plans with the desires of your heart
  • May our Savior bless you with excellent health and enrich your retirement life with happiness and proud in your future endeavours
  • May the peace and comfort from God surround during this daunting phase of life. Happy retirement.
  • At no time, nor in any way, will God ever fail His Children. May God keep you in his care as you face retirement.
  • Thinking of you as you retire, and praying you will find strength in the Lord and his never ending supply of love.
  • May He bless your day today. The days that lie ahead are bright for the child of God that puts their trust in Him.
  • Praying for a happy retirement. God Bless you as you start your new chapter.
  • Allow our Lord to use your wisdom, commitment, and abilities to further help people in need with you a heartwarming retirement.
  • Thinking of you today and praying that you feel the power of God in your life as you retire. I pray that he will bring you peace and well being as you get take your steps into retired life.
  • May God’s unfailing love and care surround you while you adjust to new circumstances.

Retirement Prayers

Dear Lord,

Thank you for this special day.

We are excited about the opportunity to honor ____________ and celebrate the event of his/her retirement.

Lord, we thank you for all the ways that you have protected him/her and provided for him/her through the years.

We pray that you would make this retirement party a special time of joyful fellowship and warm memories.

In Jesus’ name we pray,

Amen

By Beth McLendon

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Dear God, you have given me so many blessings in my life, biggest of all my two beautiful children that turned out so well. For this I thank you.

With your help God and that of their mom, we managed to steer them and help them with opportunities to get them to at least some decent start in life. Bless them with abundance please.

But God, as my friends and family are preparing for and looking forward to their retirement in comfort, I have to start off once again, as so many times before. A whole lifetime of trying to acquire wealth and to be able not to look in others’ eyes at retirement age, has borne no fruits. I feel like giving up after so many attempts, but as You’ve given me the the strenght and courage before, to keep on trying and persevering, I know You will help me again.

Only, this time God, I ask that you shower me with the abundance that will also give me the opportunity to look forward to a carefree retirement.

Even though I don’t know how yet God, may I leave it in your hands to give me the guided path?

Amen

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Dear Lord,

Thank you for this special day that we have dedicated to celebrating with our friend _______.

We ask that you would remind __________ of warm, happy memories and inspire __________ with thoughts of future joyful times.

May all his/her paths be filled with your best gifts.

In Jesus’ name we pray,

Amen

By Beth McLendon

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Dear Heavenly Father,

We come to you in thankfulness for the many years of service given by our friend and colleague who is retiring. We thank you for the long term contributions they have made in the execution of daily tasks, in their loyalty to our organization and in their sharing of their experience and wisdom with others.

We are appreciative of their hard work and dedication. They have adapted to many changes over the years and have made sacrifices of their personal time when the job demanded it. They have been a mentor and friend to their fellow employees and have worked faithfully despite their own personal obligations, joys and challenges.

We pray your continued blessings on them during this next phase of their life. May your Presence be with them as they choose new paths and explore new horizons. May they be blessed with strong networks of friends and family to enjoy the journey that lies ahead.

Keep them vigorous in body, mind, soul and spirit. Open new doors of service that will satisfy their desire to give and that will make a lasting difference in our world. May they find many receptive hearts and minds for the wisdom they have to offer and many recipients to receive their love and care.

And so we end our prayer, thankful for what has been and grateful for what has yet to be.

Amen

By Karen Barber

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I have come to an important cross-roads of my life and know that there are many unknown opportunities in the horizons of my life, and I pray that You would take my hand and guide me along the path that You would have me to go.

Thank You that Your word has been a lamp to my feet and a light to my path and as I now step out into the unknown, I pray that You would continue to guard and guide the way that I take – and thank You that You have scheduled every day of my life, including the unknowns in this retirement.

Lord I pray that this may be a wonderful new beginning for me and not the end of the road, that is so often the case when retirement arrives. Help me to seize every opportunity that arises and to explore the skills and gifts that You have given me, so that they may be used to glorify Your name.

I trust You Lord Jesus to be with me in sickness and in health, in poverty and in wealth and pray that I will submit day by day to the leading of Your Spirit and simply rest in Your love, knowing that You are my light and my life, my way and my end.

Amen

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Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for a season of rest following years of hard and fruitful labor. I pray that you would help me remember that as long as I’m alive on this earth, there’s no such thing as retirement from Your service. Keep fresh on my mind the responsibility I bear for stewarding well the time, talents, and treasure You have given me. May I use them always for Your glory. It’s in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, that I pray.

Amen

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Retirement Bible Verses

“For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do” – Hebrews 6:10

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” – Jeremiah 29:11

“Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” – Matthew 25:23

“So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim Your might to another generation, Your power to all those to come” – Psalm 71:14-18

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – Timothy 4:7

“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven” – Ecclesiastes 3:1

“Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.” – Proverbs 16:31

“And when his time of service was ended, he went to his home” – Luke 1:23

“Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is” – Ephesians 5:15-17

“Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God’s will is – what is proper, pleasing, and perfect. – Romans 12:2

“So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim Your might to another generation, Your power to all those to come” – Psalm 71:14-18

Hopefully these retirement prayers and bible verses have helped you to make sense of retirement, comfort others going through it and brought some relief and peace to them.

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