Pray For the UnemployedApril 9, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Posted in men, pray | Leave a comment
Tags: difficult times, prayer, underemployed, unemployed
There are a lot of people who are unemployed or in danger of losing their jobs. Recently I saw a news report that 44% of adults have been experienced unemployment. I hope I heard that wrong. The other report that I heard was that the majority of the unemployed, about 70% are men. Most of these men who are unemployed want to work but can’t find jobs. If they find jobs they don’t make as much and/or they don’t get a job that they are qualified for.
I don’t want to get into gender issues, but men need to work to really feel like men. A good man wants to work and earn a living if he is physically and mentally capable. It’s part of being a man. A working man, whether white or blue collar doesn’t want to collect unemployment, he wants to work and provide for his family. He will even take a job where he is underemployed and undervalued just to work.
You may know some men like this. They may be discouraged and tired. They may be close to being depressed thinking the situation will never change. If you watch the news the job outlook is not too good. But there is a God who created men with a desire to work and to provide and He knows the problem and the answer. So let’s take the time to pray for men to be able to find jobs so they can provide for their families. Let’s join our faith and intercede with for:
- These hard economic times to help us humble ourselves before God (1 Pet. 5:6-7).
- Good jobs to become available in spite of this bad economy.
- Men who want to work to find good work so they can provide for their families.
- Families of the unemployed to overcome difficulty and grow in hope (Rom. 4:17, 20-21).
- The Church to step up and view these times as opportunities to minister in tangible ways.
- Men who do not want to work to come under the conviction of the Holy Spirit.
- All of God’s children, the employed and unemployed to be thankful (1 Thes. 5:16-18).
- God’s children to give generously and joyfully whatever their circumstances (2 Cor. 8:1-9; 9:8).
There have been difficult times in the past and there will be difficult times again in the future. But God is faithful! Let us be faithful also. Let’s pray and trust God to do what only He can do. Thank you for praying, it does make a difference.
Much grace and peace to you,
Bill (a fellow-laborer)
(Psalm 50:23) – He who sacrifices thank offerings honors Me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God.