Prayer For Unemployment

Prayer for unemployment: 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. The Lord our God is our provider and our sustainer. Today, we recognize all those who are being impacted by the economic struggle brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. As time passes and the nations of the world work to contain the coronavirus, job loss, furloughs, and pay cuts become a reality for more and more people. Let us gather together as one human family to pray and support one another during this challenging time.

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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.

This section of the website focuses on prayers about work, with the different challenges, pressures and opportunities that working life brings. The petitions further down on this page are concerned with help when unemployed or uncertainty with the work that you are in. Here you can read a short prayer for a new job, and a prayer for breakthrough in finding one. If you are currently unemployed or looking for a change of career path, then there’s more prayers you can say here to help in your search for a new job. If you are at the stage of being called for an interview, then check this page which has a short prayer you can pray before going into the interview. Being self-employed or running your own business brings it’s own fulfilment and hardships, and the two prayers on this page can help to bring these concerns before God. resources on this page a prayer before work a film on the Serenity Prayer prayer for vocation in daily life a prayer for the unemployed Prayer for a New Job Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”  T S Eliot, twentieth century poet, (1888-1965) Prayer for the unemployed (a prayer for breakthrough in finding a new job) Lord, I trust in you as I look for new work. Lead me to the right job. I rest in your goodness and give you all I have. Help me as I seek to find, apply and interview for each position. You know the skills I have, and the things that I enjoy. Lord, I ask for more than a wage. Lead me to a position where I can really feel valued, respected and part of a team. Please watch over me and my family in this waiting time. Help me to be confident in knowing your will. Open the right doors for me, please come and direct my path. I put my trust in you completely. Amen. (a prayer for employment opportunities from www.lords-prayer-words.com) click here for a good prayer to say before going for a job interview. Prayer Before Work (For those who are uncertain about the work they are in) Lord, I feel confused about life at the moment I’m not sure I’m in the right place Thank you that wherever I am You have gone before You turn the night into day Sadness in joy And mourning into dancing Help me to live in this place And through my serving Bring daylight, laughter and rejoicing Amen (a modern prayer for before work from www.lords-prayer-words.com) Morning Prayer Before Work A simple prayer asking for God’s leading and energy through the working day:- Prayer For Vocation in Daily Work Almighty God our heavenly Father, you declare your glory and show forth your handiwork in the heavens and in the earth: Deliver us in our various occupations from the service of self alone, that we may do the work you give us to do in truth and beauty and for the common good; for the sake of him who came among us as one who serves, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Source: 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA)

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus first turns His followers’ eyes to worship, as we exalt Father God for who He is and what He has done. He is Almighty God, Sovereign Lord, King of all creation.

He is the one who loved you so much He sent His only Son to live among us and die on the cross for us. All who have confessed, repented, and trusted in Christ and Christ alone are members of His family, the body of Christ. We are His children, and He is our Father. Praise God!

Prayer Prompts:

  • Thank God for who He is, what He does and is doing, and what He will do.
  • Tell God how grateful you are for His work in your life. 

Read John 1:14; John 3:16; Romans 5:6-8


Prayer for God’s Kingdom, God’s Will:

“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

God’s kingdom is the realm of His rule. His rule in heaven is perfect and pervasive, and we pray that it will become so in our sin-affected society as well. We pray that the realm of His rule is pervasive in our own lives, then through us and around us, and then beyond us.

Since God is sovereign over all creation, He is sovereign over this situation as well. Remember, this is His commitment to you: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). God knows the path you have been on and He has “good works” yet for you to do.

Praying “Your kingdom come your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” reflects just how much you trust God to sovereignly work in and through you for His glory and your good.

Prayer Prompts:

  • Confess any times you’ve “tried it on your own,” trusting in your own efforts rather than in His sovereign plan.
  • Invite the “realm of His rule” to permeate your life at the heart level, right down to your thoughts and motives.
  • Ask God to reveal His will for you today, telling Him you are committed to His will and way. You’ve tried it on your own; you’re committed to letting “Jesus take the wheel.”

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