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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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39 Comments

  1. Abraham Baby
    July 24, 2018 at 10:30 pm — Reply

    Its been 11 months now, i hadn’t job, my financial situation is going worst day by day, my bank debt is increasing day by day, not seeing other way to get out from that problem.
    Praying and praying as i know he is the way, he will show me the way, i believe in him and in his miracles.
    I want his wish may apply upon me because he knows the right time and right way.
    All glory to lord, Amen

  2. Linner
    June 10, 2018 at 2:06 pm — Reply

    God’s blessings

  3. Rubyroy
    May 15, 2018 at 10:05 am — Reply

    Our family is currently going through a financial crisis. Praying for a job for us urgently to overcome our financial crisis. Praying for the removal of a homeless, jobless situation for us.

    • PHYLLICE V JOHNSON
      July 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm — Reply

      I am in agreement with you in Jesus mighty name. The resources are here and we need only one person to show favor so our circumstances will be changed and God gets the glory. Change is coming!

  4. Noma
    February 16, 2018 at 9:08 pm — Reply

    I’ve been unemployed for 8months. What a challenging time..I have been through hardships since 2014 till 2018, I went through loss through death, lost my husband, my sister and they both left me with 4 daughters and my mother is a pensioner. It’s so hard because I’m the caregiver and without a job it becomes really tough. I pray, fast and help others all the time and I have just gotten a stranger a good job.my relationship with God has grown so much through this troubled times and I’m thankful. My prayer and fast this season of lent will be to pray for each and everyone of us unemployed people to receive great jobs and for financial breakthrough.Let us have Faith and Trust in the Lord 🙏🏿

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