'You Have Made Us for Creative Work'

Christian prayers for employment and for the jobless.

That All May Have Work

O God, the Creator of all things, you have made us in your own image so that we may find joy in creative work: have mercy on all those who are unemployed, and those who find their work dull, especially for _______. Help us to build a society where all may have work and find joy in doing it, for the good of our world and the glory of your name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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Prayer for Employment

God, our Father, I turn to you seeking your divine help and guidance as I look for suitable employment. I need your wisdom to guide my footsteps along the right path, and to lead me to find the proper things to say and do in this quest. I wish to use the gifts and talents you have given me, but I need the opportunity to do so with gainful employment. Do not abandon me, dear Father, in this search, but rather grant me this favor I seek so that I may return to you with praise and thanksgiving for your gracious assistance. Grant this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.



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Anglican Prayer for the Unemployed

Heavenly Father, we remember before you those who suffer want and anxiety from lack of work. Guide the people of this land so to use our public and private wealth that all may find suitable and fulfilling employment, and receive just payment for their labor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Book of Common Prayer

Prayer of the Unemployed

O God, who made us in your image and intended us for creative work;

look with love on those of us who are unemployed.

Help us to enjoy life together with those who have work

and to understand what kind of help we need to give one another,

whether in paid employment or not.

Guide the leaders of our country,

that they may take wise decisions which will benefit us all.

Finally we ask you Lord to guide us

in the knowledge that we all have worth in ourselves

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