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Billy HallowellJun 11, 2020 12:00:00 AM4 min read

Powerful Prayers for Finances and Prayers for Employment

Unemployment trends come and go, and while many people focus on the numbers and associated statistics, it’s easy to forget that there are individuals behind those metrics: People with responsibilities who desperately need prayers for work and prayers for employment.

So, considering the current needs surrounding COVID19 and the millions who have become unemployed as a result of the virus, we decided to put together a list of prayer for finances and prayer for employment.


Prayers for Work: Asking God for Guidance

Losing a job can create panic and fear, so let’s explore some of the ways we can appeal to God to ask for help, guidance and solace amid the struggles:

Prayers for Employment: Seeking God’s Peace

Lord, please help me with my current struggles. I’d like to offer a prayer for peace as I struggle with the loss of my job. Please help meet my needs, and please guide me through. I won’t lie: I’m scared, but I know You are there for me and that You will provide. Please help me in my toughest moment, offering me the peace only You can give. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Work: Peace for Families

Lord, please help me amid the loss of my job. Please guide me and give me the peace I need. You know my personal prayers for employment, but please also help my family [my wife, my husband, my kids], as they, too, struggle with the fear and uncertainty that can come along with unemployment. Please grant them peace as we all journey through this uncertain time. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.


Prayer for Finances: God’s Guidance and Help

God, I am worried about my finances. I pray that You would provide as You always do. Please guide me toward the employment opportunity that You have for me. Please protect me (and my family) as we journey through this uncertainty. From our home to our other bills, please help ensure we have what we need. I thank You for all You’ve given us, and I put my trust in You. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Prayer for a New Job: God’s Provision

Lord, losing my job took me by surprise. In this prayer for work, I ask that You would use me as You see fit. Please bring me the job You have for me in Your timing — a job where I can honor You and live out Your call for my life. God, I thank You for the provision and the many things You have given me throughout my life. I trust fully in You that the job You have for me will soon come to fruition. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Prayers for Employment: Invocations for Others

In addition to prayers for employment from people who have lost their jobs, we also wanted to offer prayer for work and prayer for finances that people can offer on behalf of friends and loved ones who are unemployed.


So, let’s explore a few of these prayers for employment for others:

Prayer for Finances: Husband or Wife

Lord, I pray for my [husband/wife]. Please help [him/her] as [he/she] journeys through this difficult loss. I pray that You give [him/her] peace and guidance. This has been a tough time for us all, and I know that [he/she] is facing so many internal struggles. Please provide Your guidance and peace, and please help our family to weather the storm. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.


Prayer for Work: Guidance for a Friend or Loved One

God, I want to offer a prayer for finances and a prayer for employment for [insert name]. Please help [him/her] during this difficult time. I pray for Your peace, guidance and provision. Lord, I know that You are for us and with us. Please help [insert name] to feel Your love and guidance amid this tough time. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Finances: Prayer for Provision

Lord, [insert name] is struggling financially. Please help [him/her] and guide [him/her] toward You. I pray that You would provide not only resources, but a job for [insert name]. Times are desperate right now, but I trust You, and I know You will come through to bless [him/her]. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

We hope these prayers for employment and each prayer for finances will inspire both you and your loved ones. If you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out these Bible verses about overcoming life’s struggles, and this list of powerful prayers.

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Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell has been working in journalism and media for more than a decade. His writings have appeared in Deseret News, TheBlaze, Human Events, Mediaite and on, among other outlets. Hallowell has a B.A. in journalism and broadcasting from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York and an M.S. in social research from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York.