Thursday, January 31, 2008

Novena for Employment, Starts February 1st



Novena for Employment
By: Sr. Patricia Proctor

Today is the first day of nine days in which we join together to pray for good jobs for ourselves, our friends and our families. No matter what our work circumstances are, asking God to bless and improve our work or lack of work will bring down many blessings. In this Novena as all of us are praying for one another - God will bring about wonderful things through such united prayer.

This is a Novena to the "Eternal Father" our loving father who cares so deeply for each of us. The theme of Day One is one of trust. No matter how bad our circumstances may be - we place our lives, our needs and our hopes into God's loving hands. We trust that He will bring about wonderful changes, in ourselves and in the jobs we need to have.

Novena Prayer

Eternal Father
whose infinite love watches
in wisdom over each day
of my life,
grant me the light
to see
in sorrow
as in joy,
in trial
as in peace,
in uncertainty
as in confidence,
the way Your Divine Providence
has marked out for me.
Grant me a strong faith
and trust so pleasing to You,
and I will walk
in darkness
as in light,
holding Your hand.
And finding in all
I receive from Your bounty . . .
"that all things
work together for good,
for those who love You."
-Sr. Patricia Proctor

Prayer taken from a Holy card of the Poor Clare Sisters
in Cleveland, Ohio