Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has been—and still is—a difficult situation for everybody. To help contain the virus, lots of businesses and establishments from all around the world have been forced to cease operations and make huge adjustments on their manpower. Because of this, many people have unfortunately lost their jobs and were left to rely on financial aid from their governments.
In this time of crisis, let us extend care and support for one another. Together, let us pray that those who have been unemployed will eventually find a job to provide for their families.
Prayer of the Unemployed
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,
Prayer Amid Financial Hardships
Loving Lord, Your Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path, and today we are living in a time that seems to be so very dark and difficult for many people. Lord, we are facing a time of economic crises that are affecting multitudes of men and women. So many are out of work with little expectation of a position becoming available in the foreseeable future. We need You, Lord, to be that Lamp to our feet and that Light to our path.
Lord, I lift up all my brothers and sisters that are facing joblessness and financial hardship as a result of being out of work, and pray that You will hold each one steady in Your arms of love and provide for all their needs. And though the enemy will seek to sift many as wheat, as was the apostle Peter, we pray may Your Word will be the Lamp of hope that illuminates their path and encourages their hearts.
Father, be with each one of Your children today, for our hope is in You alone. Lord, we trust You in all things because You are sovereign and have control of all things. And even though we do not understand all that is happening in this dark and dreary world, we know and trust You, for You alone are worthy of our trust.
Be with each one and rescue us Lord, from all that is coming on the earth, I pray.
Prayers from prayer.knowing-jesus.com