Monday, January 14, 2008

Prayer for 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.
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
so that I can support myself and my family
in a decent way.

However, if it is your will that I wait longer,
enable me to worry less
and to be able 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.

From New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book, Catholic Book Publishing.

1 comment:

Debra G. said...

This is a beautiful prayer. I have been unemployed for four months and have just found this prayer. I also sent it to others that I know who are unemployed. I will be praying it daily.