Are you looking for a new job and have a problem finding one or maybe you are stuck in a job that you don’t like or doesn’t fulfill your ambitions? The answer is in prayer, which said with faith is always heard. Below you can find a selection of Catholic Prayers for Finding Employment.
It’s worth remembering that patron saints of those who are looking for a job are Saint Joseph and Saint Cajetan. I think it is worth to address our prayers to them.
Ask, and It Will Be Given
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7–8)
-Catholic Prayers for Finding Employment-
Prayer to St. Joseph for finding a job
“Saint Joseph, you are the patron of all workers, obtain for me the grace of finding a job so that my family and I can live with dignity, and teach me to respect work and all responsibilities. Saint Joseph, teach me to grow gracefully and joyfully, and to use my God-given talents. Teach me to persistently and conscientiously work, so that I do not forget that someday I will have to make an invoice to God for unused goods. Let me experience your help and intercession for which I am asking you. Amen.”
Prayer to St. Cajetan for finding employment and in financial difficulties
“Saint Cajetan, who never indifferently walked past a needy person and always with great zeal supported the poor, the sick and all those who were affected by any kind of poverty, I am asking You for help in my trouble. Deign to intercede with God for me and ask for the grace of finding a job for me. You, who so many times have seen human poverty up close and have tried. With all your strength to help people affected by it, ask God to save me and my family from poverty. Help me to turn my steps in the right direction and find the right job for me. I am pleading for the grace of meeting good and sensitive people who will help and support my human efforts. Amen”
Prayer to St. Josemaria Escriva for finding employment
“O God, who, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, granted countless favors to Saint Josemaria, choosing him as your most faithful instrument for the founding of Opus Dei, the path to holiness through professional work and the fulfillment of the daily duties of a Christian, kindly do, that I, too, may be able to use every moment and situation in my life as an opportunity to love You and serve the Church, the Pope and all souls with joy and simplicity of heart, illuminating the earthly paths with the light of faith and love. Through the intercession of Saint Josemaria, grant me the grace that I am asking of you … (make your request) . Amen.”
Prayer of request in job search
“I am asking You, Jesus Christ, for a new job. One in which I will feel good, I will be appreciated and in which I will be able to develop. Lord, I give you this space of my life. I am asking you to take care of where I will work and what I will do. Glory to You Lord for your help with looking for a new job. I open my heart to what you have prepared for me today. Amen”
At the end of this article I want to mention “Telegram to St Joseph”. It is a special prayer, which is also called a “Letter to St Joseph” or “Triduum of St Joseph”.
The “Telegram to St Joseph” is not a prayer to be said daily. It is dedicated to special, important and urgent matters. The Triduum should be celebrated just for one day, first time in the morning, then at noon and last time in the evening. If it is a very urgent matter, such as conversion for a dangerously ill person or a life-threatening situation, then the prayer can be said in three consecutive hours.
If you are in difficult position and need quick help, I would highly encourage you to try. Remember, it’s essential to focus on the fact that the words of the telegram are addressed specifically to St. Joseph and ask Him for intercession with God with faith.
“Telegram to St Joseph”
“Saint Joseph, I offer You the love of Jesus and Mary that they have for You.
I also offer you the praises, gratitude and sacrifices that the faithful have made to You through the ages up to this moment.
I entrust myself and all those dear to my heart to Your Holy protection forever.
I am begging You for the love of God and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Your Bride, obtain for us the grace of final salvation and all the graces we need, especially this great grace … (our intention).
Hurry to save me, Holy Patriarch, and console me in this distress.
O Saint Joseph, Friend of the Heart of Jesus, hear me.
Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory be …
Eternal Father, I offer You the Most Holy Blood, Heart and Face of Your Only Begotten Son, all the virtues and merits of the Holy Mother and Her Most Pure Spouse, Saint Joseph, and all the treasures of the Holy Church to obtain the grace of final salvation and favors we need, especially this …(our intention).
O Saint Joseph, save us in life, in death, at any time!