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A Prayer and Bible Verses for those who are Unemployed

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Are you currently unemployed and seeking a job?  Well, many people are in the same situation as you are and the Bible has many scriptures about this subject.

The first thing you must know is that every job that is available belongs to God.  He is really the One who will be giving you the job.

Psalm 24:1 “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;”

Sometimes the job that you are looking for may not be the one the Lord has in mind for you.  Therefore, you need to remain open minded about all the opportunities that come your way and be prayerful about all offers.

Proverbs 16:9 “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.”

Be sure that whatever job you accept it is one that is legal and honest.  If you have questions or suspicions about it then it is probably not a good choice for you.

Proverbs 11:1 The LORD detests dishonest scales,but accurate weights find favor with him.”

The Lord’s plan is for you to provide for your family so there should be absolutely no question in your mind that it is His will for you to find employment

1 Timothy 5:8 “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

bible verse and prayer for unemploymentThe Bible also says that if you don’t work you don’t eat.  This should be your go to scripture in your prayer time for employment.

2 Thessalonians 3:10 “For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.”

Here are some other bible verses for job seekers for you to read and meditate on:

Psalm 34:10: The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.

Psalm 75:6: For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

Psalm 113:5,7-8: Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

Phil 4:13,19: I can do all things through Christ which strenghteneth me, But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 6:6–8 ” Go to the ant, O sluggard, observe her ways and be wise, which, having no chief, officer or ruler, prepares her food in the summer and gathers her provision in the harvest.”

Proverbs 22:7 “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.”

Romans 13:8 “Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

Proverbs 21:20″In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.”

Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.”

Psalm 20:4 “May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”

Here is a prayer for you based on the scriptures above.

Lord God in heaven I come to you humbly asking you to guide me to employment.  This is not hard for you to do because the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.  You are Jehovah Jireh the God who provides and I ask you to provide for me by bringing me employment.  I am only interested in the place that is honest and trustworthy as I know this would be pleasing to you.  Lord I ask you to show me the areas in my life where I may need to confess my sins so that I can bring them before you.  I don’t want anything to stand in the way of my answered prayers because I know it is Your will for me to be employed.  (Take a few minutes and confess all the sins that come to you mind now)  Show me the areas where I need to improve how I handle Your money so that I may honor You by doing so.  I pray Lord that when I receive this job, I will tithe to the church or ministry that You will call to my mind the amount which You will put in my heart.  Lord I know that You are able to supply my needs according to your glorious riches in Christ Jesus.  I pray that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! I pray that you open the doors and give me the wisdom to know where to start looking.  Bring the resources I need to prepare myself for the interviews and favor everywhere I go.  In Jesus Name. AMEN.

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These are just a few resources so if you know of other resources that would be helpful to others, please Leave a Reply so that we may all benefit from your knowledge as well.

Here’s another scripture that we need you to keep in mind as you are going through the process of waiting for God to bring you that job:

Ecclesiastes 11:6 New International Version (NIV)

Sow your seed in the morning,
    and at evening let your hands not be idle,
for you do not know which will succeed,
    whether this or that,
    or whether both will do equally well.

Keep busy and get yourself out there because you never know what God will use to bring you that employment.

God bless you and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you and give you peace.

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  1. Tiara
    February 26, 2015 at 12:38 am — Reply

    Thank you so much for showing me that God is going to shift things over for me. I got fired from my job in November and was lead on to believe I was going to work in another. Interview after interview has lead me into doubt and depression. But, I know that God has plans for me and my future. I will wait on the Lord in trying times like these. I know He wants the best for us and He will supply in Jesus name Amen!

  2. chinny
    January 8, 2015 at 5:58 am — Reply

    Very Encouraging. Thank U.

  3. CW
    October 21, 2014 at 9:32 am — Reply

    Your website is more than encouraging and uplifting to me. Thank you for your obedience to God and His and your love for the Body of Christ. Amen

  4. carlo
    August 8, 2014 at 2:11 pm — Reply

    I think I know if a man will not work, he will not eat. You posted it twice. I have been a Christian all my life. I did the hard work, acquired three degrees, studied day and night and have gone almost 5 years without a job. I have applied for over 10,000 jobs, and I am close to losing my home. There have been many days when my stomach growled. It’s just painful when I have to be reminded of that. It implies that people who are unemployed are somehow waiting for manna from heaven instead of looking for work.

    • Profile photo of MOP
      August 19, 2014 at 8:35 am — Reply

      Carlo, we will join our faith with yours and pray for you to find employment.

  5. Thankful
    July 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm — Reply

    A few more that are so Comforting;
    Jeremiah 33:3
    2 Timothy 1:7
    Isaiah 58:9

  6. Thankful
    July 9, 2014 at 9:20 pm — Reply

    I always start my prayers with thankfulness and praise. Regardless of how frustrated I feel, I find things to be thankful for. Rejoice in times of tribulation. Jeremiah 29:11 is also encouraging to me. Thank you for the above verses as well.

  7. Ashley
    June 18, 2014 at 10:06 am — Reply

    Careerbuilders.com, indeed.com,

  8. Sylvia
    June 4, 2014 at 1:36 pm — Reply

    These scriptures are very helpful during a time when God is stretching my faith to trust His timing and His plan for my next job assignment. Thank you!

  9. Jo-jo
    January 27, 2014 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    Thank you for sharing this scriptures, it’s build me up when I read it. I know the feeling of being unemployed until now. But I really thank God that I’m not the one who suffering for this loneliness in my life.

  10. January 21, 2014 at 12:36 am — Reply

    Thank you for taking the time to compile the scripture and to help us remember to rely solely on God.

  11. Carol
    September 9, 2013 at 2:37 pm — Reply

    Thanx for the compilation.Some days are so hard when you know you unemployed and feel useless.I get depressed,but then I remember that God is there.Please pray with me to recieve my profitable employment

  12. Taiwo
    February 28, 2013 at 5:24 am — Reply

    Thank you for the scriptures and the prayer.

  13. Kristina
    September 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm — Reply

    Thank you so much for compiling those verses. The current job market is so discouraging, but these verses really helped me refocus and know that it is all in God’s plan. Thank you.

  14. June 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm — Reply

    send me more prayers on favor

  15. ruby dingle
    December 16, 2010 at 9:14 am — Reply

    i really need those scriptures in time unemployment.I HOPE DO FIND SOMETHING IN FUTURE.

    • Celess McCall
      May 10, 2016 at 3:09 pm — Reply

      Received in Jesus name!!!!! Hallelujah!!!! I was feeling so desperate before reading this prayer. Amen Amen Amen

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