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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. Noma
    February 16, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    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 🙏🏿

  2. Elizabeth
    February 10, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    I feel blessed, I was so discouraged the fact that I am unemployed and I am struggling to find a job, I felt like God has given up on me, I used to feel lonely and frustrated everytime, but after I read the article, right now I feel completely different. I have courage to confess all my sins and pray with faith knowing that my blessing is on the way. The prayer is so powerful and nice encouraging scriptures. God bless you more and may he intervene in our lives soon to find jobs we desire in Jesus mighty name.

  3. Busi
    February 7, 2018 at 4:32 am

    I seriously need prayer for my husband who is seriously looking for employment I believe God for answered prayers.

  4. vista putra
    December 4, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Thank you for this powerful article…powerful prayers and God’s promises. Your article has encouraged me to trust in the Lord more.
    God bless you and everyone who is looking for jobs..nothing is impossible in Him in the Name of Jesus. To God be the glory.

  5. Augustina Chettri
    November 11, 2017 at 1:26 am

    Thank you for the encouragement .I really believe in God’s word.And I know God has already opened the doors of opportunities for me.He will provide a good job with good salary for me.It will going to happen soon.May God Bless everyone with good jobs those who are still waiting and praying in faith.Amen.

  6. Kathy Witaschek
    October 18, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Thanks for the scripture I am divorced since last year haven’t worked a job in over 12 years and was divorced and didn’t want it am 66 now very challenging looking for over going on a year and was and still a intersessor for years need some intervention want to be in a right place and hard to not have a spouse who now is remarried pray everyone will find there purpose that right place for u

    • Oche Michael
      April 27, 2018 at 1:31 am

      God will grant you your heart desires in Jesus name

  7. Priscilla
    September 6, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Living without a job is depressing and painful. I cry almost every night wondering why my degree can’t fetch me any good job. I recently moved to mother’s home bcox living alone was making me more depressed. thank you for this compilation. I believe in God and I pray He supplies all our needs. Amen

  8. Karen
    August 5, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you Jesus my Savior, Lord and King in my life. I thank you for your scriptures and for missionaries of prayer.org I prayed for my job with faith and I received my permanent job. To God be the glory!!!! A job that is purposeful to me spiritually, mentally, financially and physically. Thank you Jesus and thank you missionaries of prayer for posting the unemployment prayer!!!!!

  9. Lucia kiplimo
    July 24, 2017 at 12:19 am

    I need prayers for employment,my last job was 6yrs ago and my husband left some about six months ago,I have looked for a job in vain,so i beg for money for my needs from relatives and friends ,I have just prayed the above prayer,kindly pray for me I need the job desparetly because I have children

  10. Nono
    June 23, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Thank you..so uplifting

  11. Nnoli A
    June 7, 2016 at 9:42 am

    May God enrichenrich you for your efforts.


  12. Jolene
    November 5, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I have been trying to look for a job for a month now my current job I am having a lot of trouble with the manager and its been cut to one day a week and I am asking God to help me find another job so that way I can provide for my family and help my husband out please everybody join me in prayer so that my current job can change management or I can find another job. God give me the knowledge and the wisdom I need for each interview. In God’s Name Amen.

  13. JANIE
    October 31, 2015 at 12:35 am

    I know that God has plans for me and my future, I will wait on the Lord for I know it’s will and all in his timing. He will supply our needs in Jesus name Amen!

  14. Dee
    October 21, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you for the prayers & the scriptures. I’ve been unemployed 2 months & it has been challenging. To add insult to injury, my unemployment benefits were appealed & cut off in favour of my former employer. I’m so aggravated & frustrated, but I’m trying not to snap. I kept tithing my unemployment benefits because I’ve always been taught to tithe. Please keep me in your prayers for a level head, clear mind, grace, mercy and favour for a position I desire to have. I’ll be sowing a seed tomorrow at Bible study.

    Blessings to you!


  15. Daniel
    June 16, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Am deeply encouraged by this article, I’ve being unemployed for the last 6months it hasn’t been easy some days you wake up and the circumstances makes you feel like God doesn’t hear your prayers but at the end of it all, I’ve got to encourage myself and please join me in faith and pray with my that something will work out very soon and this phase shall pass to the glory of God’s name.. Thank you so much for the words of encouragement