Prayers

Prayer can be a powerful tool to use during unemployment or underemployment. If you’d like to have prayers said for you request a prayer. Here are some prayers you can use on a daily basis:

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER
(For workers and those seeking employment)
Silent and well-known carpenter in Nazareth, model of workers, by the work of your
hands you gave your contribution to the work of the Creator, you earned your living, and
you provided for the needs of the Holy Family. Intercede for all workers, in the
difficulties of their daily lives especially for the unemployed, in their anxieties for
tomorrow, so that through the guidance of God, the great Architect and Builder, they all
may use their strength and talents to make visible God’s new creation, to offer a concrete
service to society, and to earn wages worthy of their efforts. With confidence and trust
we make this prayer thru Jesus. Amen.

(Prayer to be said by those seeking employment)
Loving God, you created the human race and know each one of us by name. Through
Christ you have chosen us to be your sons and daughters, and to build up your Kingdom
on earth. Give us work so that we may share our talents with others and know the dignity
and satisfaction that you give us through our work. Give us patience while you open
doors and wisdom to see your will. Keep our families in your care, and provide for all
our needs. Never let stress diminish our love for each other nor the desire for material
things lessen our love for you. With confidence and trust we make this prayer thru Jesus.
Amen.

(For employment)
God our Father and our Creator, You bestow on
Us gifts and talents to develop and use in accord with Your will.
Grant to me, through the intercession of St. Joseph the Worker,
As model and guide, employment and work, that I may with dignity,
provide for those who depend upon me for care and support.
Grant me the opportunities to use
my energy and my talents and abilities
for the good of all,
and the glory of Your name. Amen

A Prayer to find Employment
God be with me today in finding employment.
Lead me to work that I love, and that has value.
Guide me to a place with an atmosphere of respect
And cooperation, in a safe and happy environment.
Help me to find fulfillment mentally and financially.
Thank you God, for bringing this to me today!

For Those Who Have Lost Their Jobs
Lord, I am coming to you today with a heavy heart
Filled with regret over the past, and anxiety for the future.
I am out of work, and my finances are in deep trouble.
I have made many mistakes. Help me to forgive myself, and
others, so that I may make amends with all concerned.
Grant me peace of mind, so I can fill my life with your
goodness and grace.
Guide me toward a good job where I may fulfill my needs
as a better and wiser person.
Thank you Lord, for listening to me and helping me today.
Life is not always easy, but I will strive to remember that You
are always there to help me
As you are right in this moment. Thank you!

Prayer During Unemployment
Now that I am without work I realize how much meaning it gave to my life.
And how bereft I feel without its routines and rituals…”
No encounter in our lives lacks hidden significance: whatever the frustrations we face, there are opportunities for doing Your work at every moment of our lives. Our daily acts of kindness, of generosity and care, bring You into the world.
This too is work, avodah, the service of God.”
The work of redemption is never complete. It is our task amidst the vicissitudes of life, woven into our days, while our search for employment goes on.

Prayer For Employment
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.

Prayer For Work – Soon
Oh Merciful Father, I come to Your presence fully acknowledging that nothing is impossible with You. Lord, I lose heart when I am continually disappointed in my search for a job and when a job, which I like, goes to somebody else. Endless waiting and all the recommendations unavailing shatter my hope. My mind, under such circumstances, tends to degenerate into doubting Your might and questioning Your love. In all such situations, strengthen me to put my trust in You and to be patient in You. If my sins are a stumbling block to this blessing, I plead with You Father, to forgive them. Lord, I am also very much worried when I realize that I am not in a position to support my family. Turn every sorrow into joy. I know that You will definitely do so. Grant me a good job soon, according to Your will and in the place of Your own choice. Your will is my privilege. I praise You Lord, for hearing my prayer and for Your promise of a job for me soon.Amen.

Prayer For A Steady Job
Lord, there are many people in our nation who are in need of a steady job with sufficient wages to care for themselves and their families. Help these people remain diligent in their job search. Give them the confidence they need to succeed and the perseverance to continue on when they become discouraged. Teach me to encourage those seeking employment and to offer them whatever assistance I can give. For all the unemployed in our nation, I offer my prayer that they might find productive work that enables them to use and develop their talents and skills and to meet their economic needs. Amen.