Powerful Catholic prayers for employment.
Prayer to St. Joseph for gainful employment
Dear Saint Joseph, you were yourself once faced with the responsibility of providing the necessities of life for Jesus and Mary. Look down with fatherly compassion upon me in my anxiety over my present inability to support my family. Please help me to find gainful employment very soon, so that this heavy burden of concern will be lifted from my heart and that I am soon able to provide for those whom God has entrusted to my care. Help us to guard against bitterness and discouragement, so that we may emerge from this trial spiritually enriched and with even greater blessings from God. Amen.
Prayer for help discerning God’s will in your life
O Lord, grant me your divine light, that I may know the designs of your providence concerning me, and that, filled with a sincere desire for my soul’s salvation, I may say, with the young man in the Gospel: “What must I do to be saved?” All options are before me; but, still undecided what to do, I await your commands, I offer myself to you without restriction, without reserve, with a most perfect submission.
Prayer for Work
Lord, help me find stable and suitable employment. And when I do find work, may I make good use of my time, regarding it as a treasure. Help me to grow in the virtue of order, doing my work punctually, attentively and steadfastly. May I develop a well-structured plan that will permit me to live my spiritual life, family life, professional life and social life in a balanced way.
Prayer to St. Joseph so you can find work
Blessed St. Joseph,
your task as a guardian of the Redeemer
and a protector of Virgin Mary
made you the head of the Holy Family
and the administrator of its material possessions.
Today, I am also looking for work,
and I am calling on you,
as a powerful mediator who, with the help of your spouse,
will defend me before your Son,
to help me find a way to live off the fruits my work.
Teach me how to be active in my search,
open to new opportunities, honest in my relations,
reasonable in my demands,
determined in fulfilling all of my obligations.
St. Joseph of Good Hope,
pray for me, protect me, guide me
and keep my hopes up.
A Job-seeker’s Rosary meditation
Lord, I feel stranded and abandoned. Although I am surrounded by well-wishers, there is a sense of isolation. Friends who had pledged support are falling away. No one can know precisely what I am feeling right now; I cannot show them how frightened I am of this uncertain path that lays before me. I know only that it is a path I would not choose for myself. Only you, Christ, understand how I vacillate between trust and heart-gripping fear, between “let this cup pass from me” and “Thy will be done.”
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