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By Charles Wagner, founder of Gramazin,
72Stories, Gramazin Prayers for the World


#144 - Unemployment
Volume 1 - Prayers to Love God

Dear Father, I am unemployed. I have been out of work for a longtime now. Initially, I was confident I would find work quickly. I felt I had much to offer employers and I would have many opportunities. However, there has been little to no interest in me. I send out resumes and I receive those dreaded letters. I apply to jobs online. I've gone to job fairs. I've networked with everyone I know. Nothing. Father, I see no hope today. I'm discouraged, if not depressed. The whole experience flushes out any sense of value and self-esteem that I had before. I feel worthless and meaningless. I feel unemployable and unwanted. Father, I'm so powerless. I can't wave a magic wand and change how prospective employers respond to me. Today, I understand how I am not god. I am totally and completely dependent upon You. Father, forgive me for my rebellion. Forgive me for doubting that You will deliver a job to me at the right time. Forgive me for worshipping work, a paycheck, or authority and influence in the office. Father, give me confidence that You are orchestrating things behind the scene. There is a job out there for me. You will provide. I need to be at peace as I wait on You to deliver. However, meanwhile, may this season of unemployment be time to get my life right with You. Draw me close to You. Convict me of my sin. Help me to repent. Help me to love You with all my heart, soul, and mind. Help me to love others. That kind of heart You will want to work at a job so that You will be honored and lives will be touched. Amen.

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