Friday, May 23, 2008
Praying for the Unemployed
My friend Easter is asking us all to join her in praying for the unemployed. Those of us in Hawaii have seen an old established airline like Aloha recently forced to shut down and hundreds of their employees have lost their job. Easter and I know friends who out of the blue have lost what they thought were secure jobs. I would also ask that we continue to pray that those who have jobs, continue to have job security.
PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH FOR EMPLOYMENT
Dear St. Joseph, you were given the responsibility of providing the necessities of life for Jesus and Mary. Look down with fatherly compassion upon our brothers and sisters in their anxiety over their present struggle to support their families due to job loss. Please help them find gainful employment very soon, so that this heavy burden of concern will be lifted from their hearts and that they soon will be able to provide for those whom God has entrusted to their 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.