Prayer For Jobless
Dear Heavenly Father, You instruct us to give thanks in everything (I Thessalonians 5:18), and as difficult as it is to do that during a time of job loss, please give me the grace to obey. Please let me not become so focused on my circumstances that I neglect Your blessings. I pray that You would increase my faith and draw me closer to You than ever before during this season. It's in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, that I pray. Amen.
Merciful Provider, you sustain and nourish all who are in your kingdom, from the birds of the air, to the beasts of the earth, to your human children. You seek out the needful and the suffering and raise them up. You provide for the hungry, the thirsty and those in need of shelter. Lord, we lift up our prayers to you for all who are being impacted by the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. For those whose incomes have been reduced, for those whose jobs have been suspended and all who are facing unemployment across all industries, companies, and positions. Holy one, you sustain all who fall and raise up all who are bowed down. Provide for the families and individuals who are enduring economic hardship. Draw your people together in one supportive and loving community. Amen.
Lord, help us to remember
that work in industry is the principal way in which we provide for our material needs and the needs of others, and helps to maintain our social services and leisure;
that work is for people, not people for work;
that money, machines and materials are things, while workers, suppliers and customers are people;
that in our type of society, those who cannot find work feel their dignity is diminished;
that life is more than work.
So let us pray
for those who seek work but cannot find it;
for those who over-work and neglect others;
for those who should work but avoid it;
for those who do work but resent it;
for those who exploit work and demean it;
for efficient production, honest marketing and responsible use of resources;
for more justice in the sharing of this world's goods in our own community and between nations;
for the unemployed, their families, and other victims of economic forces;
for all Christians at work, that they may look on their employment as ministry, and feel supported in it by
their local church;
for the whole world, as it faces the challenge of change and the impact of new technologies.
Dear Lord Jesus Christ,
You wanted all who are weary
To come to You for support.
Lord, I am worn out
By my inability to find work.
Guide my steps to a righteous path;
Give me the patience
To find opportunities with a future.
Calm my worries and fears
As my financial responsibilities mount.
Strengthen my resolve;
Embolden my heart to open doors;
Open my eyes to see life beyond rejections.
Help me believe in me.
Let me realize other ways
To bring about Your kingdom on earth.
Let me grow as a person
That I may be worthy
For Your greater glory.
In the name of the Father.
You know my needs. You know my desire for a job, for work I enjoy doing, for the next step in my career to present itself. I pray that you would guide me as I continue on this job hunting journey. May I focus first on your will for my life, putting your desires and your plan above my own wishes and wants. Open doors to new opportunities that you desire for me, and equip me with the skills, knowledge, and wisdom I need to take steps forward in this process. As I craft my resume, write cover letters, submit my applications, connect with new companies and potential employers, and go on interviews, give me the words to speak and the courage to share who I am and what I can do. Give me confidence that can only come from you, and give me humility too. I trust you, Lord-- my life is in your hands. Your will be done. Thank you for being near to me every step of the way and thank you for always providing for my every need. May this all be for your glory.
In your name,
Loving Lord, Your Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path and today we are living in a time that seems be so very dark and difficult for many people. Lord, we are facing a time of economic crises that is affecting multitudes of men and women. So many are out of work with little expectation of a position becoming available in the foreseeable future. We need You Lord to be that Lamp to our feet and that Light to our path.
Lord, I lift up all my brothers and sisters that are facing joblessness and financial hardship as a result of being out of work, and pray that You will hold each one steady in Your arms of love and provide for all their needs. And though the enemy will seek to sift many as wheat, as was the apostle Peter, we pray may Your Word will be the Lamp of hope that illuminates their path and encourages their hearts.
Father, be with each one of Your children today, for our hope is in You alone. Lord, we trust You in all things because You are sovereign and have control of all things. And even though we do not understand all that is happening in this dark and dreary world, we know and trust You, for You alone are worthy of our trust.
Be with each one and rescue us Lord, from all that is coming on the earth, I pray.
Loving Heavenly Father, there are so many of us that are out of work and the prospect of ever getting another job seems to be getting increasingly remote. Be with all of us who are facing a bleak future.
Lord, I pray that You will keep and provide for all of Your children, knowing that You have proved faithful in the past to keep Your people Israel, and we have Your promises of protection and provision in the future, for the whole Church of God.
Lord, for all of us that are without employment, I want to pray like the prophet Habakkuk as he faced a similar time of poverty and devastation along with the people of Israel;
"LORD, I will wait quietly for You to act and though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines and even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren. Even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign LORD is my strength! And He it is that makes me as surefooted as a deer."
Thank You, Lord, for Your promises of deliverance. Keep us all under the shadow of Your wing, and may You encamp around Your hurting people I pray. In Jesus' name,
Lord Jesus, my desire to work is itself your gift. You gave me talents so I could shine Your light to others in the world. Send Your Spirit to guide me to work that will provide security and joy, and most of all the ability to serve You in love. St. Jude, I do not know where I am goingand so I call upon you in my need. Bless my spirit with the determination to press on. Give my heart patience and fortitude. Help me, dear friend, to know that God's plan for me is forged out of love. Amen.