Prayer for sustained belief and hope in Christ in the face of joblessness

Lord, this moment feels like the darkest hour of my life. When I look around, I am constantly reminded of what I lack, my inadequacies and how my poor choices have shaped my existence. I am so discouraged and feel as if failure is the only thing I am capable of. I'm drowning in emotion and pray that you will save me--especially from this defeatist's mentality.

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I realize Lord, that the wholeness, security and prosperity I seek, isn't solely in the form of employment but rests in a genuine relationship with you. God, I am in desperate need of an undeniable encounter with you.Teach me to recognize your voice, so I can recognize your answers to my prayers. Comfort my heart so I am encouraged. Manifest your promises to me, so my hope is reinforced and I can continue to believe in your word. Purge me from the habits that have impeded my success. Direct my path. Strengthen me for the tasks that lie ahead.

I trust you to lead me to the position where I will thrive. I trust you to lead me to the individuals I can be a blessing to. I trust that talents you placed within me, will be used, as my gifts make room for me and bring me before influential men. God, you are my source--always providing for me. Although, I don't know what the future holds, I do know that I can place my complete confidence in you and never be made ashamed.

So I thank you for honoring my request and look forward to the fulfillment of them. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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