Loving Lord, there are so many dear people in the world today that are out of work at this time and as a result Lord, there is so much hardship and pain. In Your pity and mercy, I ask You to visit those that are struggling because they are jobless or unable to earn a living, knowing that unemployment brings in its wake so much stress and depression, and places such a strain on marriages and relationships.
Lord, be with those that have no jobs, and provide for all their needs, but also comfort and calm those that are living each day in fear that their employment will be terminated, as work-loads increase, while at the same time others are being laid-off.
Lord, we are living in hard times and high unemployment that causes so many to be out of work, and has such a negative influence on the lives of individuals as well as communities in general, and oh Lord, if it were not for the hope that is in Christ Jesus, life would indeed be unbearable. But thanks be to God, Who has given us the victory in Jesus Christ our Lord. Use me I pray, to help and encourage those that I know and to support others as I lift my voice in prayer to You. Hearken to this prayer and send help to those in need, I pray. In Jesus' name,