Employment Help from Above

Prayer for Employment

Gracious and loving God, you know our need for meaningful work. Send your Holy Spirit to guide those who are searching for employment. Help them to recognize the gifts and talents you have given them.

Deepen their desire to follow your will. Inspire them as they contact potential employers. Give them patience as they wait for responses. Shelter them from feelings of rejection. Protect them from discouragement. Give them courage to overcome fear.

Shower on them the graces they need to persevere. Let this time of searching become an opportunity to grow in faith, to cultivate the virtue of hope, and to experience your healing love. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer of the Unemployed

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 wage-earning work.
With the changing job market, guide me in this pursuit to opportunities with a future so that there is not an immediate recurrence of this ordeal.
Day after day, my worry and fear grows as the rejections of my applications mount.
I am able and willing to work – but I cannot find a worthwhile job.
Please help me to obtain one soon.

Until I find employment, ease my worries regarding my financial situation and help me to take advantage of the time available to get closer to You. Let me realize that there are other ways to bring about Your kingdom on earth besides salaried work.
Help me to make use of them for the time being so that I may continue to grow as a person for Your greater glory.

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