Prayer when out of work.

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'Redundant' – the word says it all  sacked, fired, in administration, closed shut dow

'useless,
unnecessary,
without purpose,
surplus to requirements.'

Thank you, Heavenly Father, that in the middle of
the anger,
the uncertainty,
the pain,
the sadness,
I can talk to you.

Hear me as I cry out in confusion,
help me to think clearly,
and calm my soul.

As life carries on,
may I know your presence with me
each and every day.

And as I look to the future,
help me to look for fresh opportunities, for new directions.

Guide me by your Spirit,
and show me your path,
through Jesus, the way, the truth and the life. Amen.

Prayer for those remaining in the workplace

Life has changed:
colleagues have gone – redundant, out of work.

Suddenly, what seemed so secure is now so very fragile.
It's hard to know what I feel:

sadness, certainly,
guilt, almost, at still having a job to go to,
and fear of the future:

who will be next?
how will I cope with the increased pressure of work?

Lord Jesus, in the midst of this uncertainty, help me to keep going:

to work to the best of my ability,
taking each day at a time,
and taking time each day to walk with you
for you are the way, the truth and the life. Amen.


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