Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

“God, I Need a Freakin Job.”

Jeffrey Baker needs a job. And he’s vocal about it. Baker is the man behind the Buffalo, New York billboard that reads: “Mr. President, I Need a Freakin Job.”

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The White House is visiting Buffalo today to tout the President’s “Jobs” initiatives and the “tough choice” President Obama has made to deal with the recession and turn the U.S. economy around. Baker however isn’t buying it. He told reporters yesterday that neither he nor many others in Buffalo feel things are improving. Their sentiments are reinforced by an April Marist Poll that shows 59% of residents in upstate New York believe the economy is getting worse, while only 11% believe it’s getting better. The irony: The jobless rate in Buffalo is 8.6%, lower than the national unemployment rate of 9.9%.


The greater issue here it seems to me is the assumptions in Mr. Baker’s campaign and in the President’s response that the government can in fact create jobs for Mr. Baker and his fellows. It is the private sector, particularly small businesses who create most of the jobs in this country. Government borrowing and spending only inflate the illusion of economic activity.

So, Mr. Baker, stop whining to the President about your personal economic crisis. Yes, it’s a real. But your solution isn’t in what the President does or doesn’t do. Your solution is the Old American “can do” spirit coupled with a reliance of God to bring you new opportunities and to bolster you with the courage and endurance to see those opportunities through the end.


And Mr. Obama, please refrain from promising more than you can or should attempt to deliver. Step out of the way of American business, and take your government with you. Trust the American people and their faith in God to muster the new hope and new opportunities embedded deep in the soil of our souls.

“God, we pray today for all those who need employment. Give them courage to face one more day without a certainty of a job. Give them hope, from you. Help them take their eyes off the illusions of hope, and to turn to you and to the individual gifts you have given them. Give us all the strength to resist turning to other people and to our government for solutions that you want to bring to us, and give us the power and guidance to muster ourselves. We look to you today to be our daily bread, and to provide us with “enough.” This is your promise. You say you will provide. We believe you! And we won’t be turned aside by the false promises of any other… In Jesus we pray.”

  • knowledge is power

    What a waste of money. Billboards cost at least $10k+. That money could have been better spent putting orgone out there to combat chemtrails and elf waves coming from cell phone towers.

  • Cathy

    Yes, this is something that Obama can do, though — but he won’t — and that is revisiting NAFTA and H1B visas. NAFTA is what created the influx of undocumented workers to the States, as our subsidized crops destroyed the livelihoods of farmers in Mexico. Our factories have done Mexico no favors either. The outsourcing of jobs is what should be addressed and that is something within the purview of government. Government, after all, with the help of their corporate buddies, created NAFTA — and thus began the slow sucking sound. We have created a lot of slave labor around the world and destroyed those jobs here.

  • John W.

    This is great! The sooner we recognize the limitations of government and the importance of faith and personal initiative, the sooner we can begin to rebuild our nation.
    Government does NOTHING well. Remember the millions of tainted flu doses given to children last year? How about the millions of radioactive cheese graters allowed into the U.S. last year. Imagine, having an item in your kitchen emitting radiation 24-7-365. The list is endless….

  • Sharon Saunders

    AMEN brother!I need a job as well but more importantly – we have been asked to move from where we are at because we got behind on the rent. Well that is caught up but now we don’t have money to move into our new place June 1st – we need $2500. After that’s all settled I will be saving almost $400/month in rent – we just need to get there. Please pray for us!
    The us is myself and my daughter who just returned from Iraq the end of January. Pray also for our troops!!!

  • Barb

    Our first mistake was outsourcing jobs…we have representatives that are self serving and lack any wisdom from where I am sittting..our leadership in restoring a productive America is nil…we used to lead the world in manufacturing the best…now we import junk…we need to pray for Godly leadership in restoring what we have lost..all that we have lost….I pray for America to be under God’s protection and blessing.

  • dvanilla1

    How can someone write an article titled, “God I Need a Freakin Job.” If any of you are Christians the first thing you should have done was defend the God you serve. There’s a way to talk to God vocal my foot this is just dis-respectful. And on top of that there’s a lot of bitterness towards Obama. One of the Ten Commandments are “Do not take the Lord thy God name in vain.” Do you know what in vain means well i’m glad you asked. It means irreverent which is in an improper or irreverent manner: to take God’s name in vain.

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  • Natalie Loopbaanadvies

    I agree with some of the things you are trying to point out. People should stop blaming the President if they cannot find any jobs. Yes, the President should not be promising more than he can. But people should learn how to do find a job on their own instead of relying on what another person said. We live in a competitive world and to win over other people, one must know how to survive in the competition. Determine if there are trainings/seminars you can attend, so you’d be more superior/favorable than other applicants. Doing what Baker has done won’t do you any good. You must act on your own. Trust that God will always be with you.

  • Gal

    I think that people should try to think outside of the box. Sure, it may be hard to find a job, but there are things you can do in the meantime to get money. Actually, you can do them instead! See here:

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