Wanting sustainable employment is different from obtaining sustainable employment. Thousands of our friends and neighbors are wanting but their prayers go unanswered. Many of our seniors are delaying retirement because of the economic forecasts. And, many of our seasoned citizens have gone back to work part time jobs to supplement their retirement funds. Others are not sure what they have saved or invested will be enough to sustain them in the sunset years of their lives.
Let us pray:
Almighty God, we remember today that you grant us the ability to create wealth. We stand on this your word on behave of those who suffer want and stress because of the lack of gainful employment. We pray for those who exercise authority over public and private funds. Guide them to responsibly create sustainable employment for all who want to work.
Open the door of opportunity in every community and country. Prepare the people to walk through those doors so they can provide for themselves and their families through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Let us pray prayers of intercession this week and not just prayers of supplication. When you pray prayers of intercession, you are praying for action on behalf of someone else. Supplication prayers are the Sweet Hour of Prayer where we make all our wants and wishes known to God for ourselves.