Prayer For Unemployed

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,


O Saint Joseph, we pray to you for those who are out of work, for those who want to earn their living or support their families.

You who are the patron of workers, grant that unemployment may vanish from our ranks; that all those who are ready to work may put their strength and abilities in serving their fellowmen and earn a just salary.

You are the patron of families; do not let those who have children to support and raise lack the necessary means. Have pity on our brothers and sisters held down in unemployment and poverty because of sickness or social disorders. Help our political leaders and captains of industry find new and just solutions. May each and every one have the joy of contributing, according to his abilities, to the common prosperity by an honorable livelihood. Grant that we may all share together in the abundant goods God has given us and that we may help underprivileged countries. Amen.

O God, who made us in your image and intended us for creative work;
look with love on those of us who are unemployed.
Help us to enjoy life together with those who have work
and to understand what kind of help we need to give one another,
whether in paid employment or not.
Guide the leaders of our country,
that they may take wise decisions which will benefit us all.
Finally we ask you Lord to guide us
in the knowledge that we all have worth in ourselves
and that we are all of equal value in your eyes,
through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Heavenly Father, we remember before you those who suffer want and anxiety from lack of work. Guide the people of this land so to use our public and private wealth that all may find suitable and fulfilling employment, and receive just payment for their labor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

God, our Father, I turn to you seeking your divine help and guidance as I look for suitable employment. I need your wisdom to guide my footsteps along the right path, and to lead me to find the proper things to say and do in this quest. I wish to use the gifts and talents you have given me, but I need the opportunity to do so with gainful employment. Do not abandon me, dear Father, in this search, but rather grant me this favor I seek so that I may return to you with praise and thanksgiving for your gracious assistance. Grant this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Heavenly father, We adore and glorify Your name for all the blessings and talents we recieved from you. Because of it, we were able to express our deep devotion to you through our hardwork and diligence. We are very thankful for all the work and opportunities you provided us in the past that allowed us to grow and experience honor and personal fulfillment.

We still thank you Lord for the time that we are unemployed. We know that you use this time to communicate with us, to realize what we need to improve, and to correct us our wrong doings. We know that during this time of no work, you wants us to rest so that when the time comes, we are in perfect condition to excel and hail you once again.

Oh my Lord, as we wait for that right time, may we not exhaust our faith. Please Forgive us Lord for being impatient and lack of trust in you cause by the frustrations of being unfruitful and rejections. May we not feel pressured by our financial obligations for we know you provide your graces abundantly. Teach us to be humble in this time of crisis and patience for the glorious opportunities ahead.

Let us not forget my Lord those people who really in need of the job as soon as possible for other people rely on them such as the sick and those parents raising their children. May they/we find job easily and may we find the job that best matches our qualification, a job that is decent, away from opression.

We will always look ahead on that day of productivity, and fulfillment that in no time, you will provide us opportunity and work that will support our living as you always do to us. In this we claim in the name of Jesus your son, our provider, our saviour specially at times of needs.

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.