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,