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Introduction Prayers for the Job Seeker
My guest today is Sonia H Cameron. Sonia is the author of “God Help Me Find A Job: 21 Prayers For The Job Seeker”
This is such an important message for today’s climate where there are millions of people unemployed and are, job seekers. You may be praying “God to help me find a, job” and maybe not only help you find a job; but hopefully your, prayers, are also for increase. A better, job, or even a raise in pay. Some states are considering raising the minimum wage.
I want to reference a scripture on, prayer, it is found in Psalms 141: 2
“Let my, prayer, stand before you like incense. Let my uplifted hands be like the evening offering”.
How To Ask God to Help You Find a Job
We’re going to take a deep dive into, prayers, for the, job seeker.
Myrna – Sonia what led you to believe in, prayer?
Sonia – First of all I want to introduce myself. I am the blogger from blessthework.com.
I was inspired to start pinning, prayers, and the book just flowed out of me. I got an editor and the book just came into place in about six weeks.
Christians need God’s Help to Find a Job
In 2008 I was released from my, job, and I really did not know what to do or how to proceed.
I had been a, Christian, all my life; but I never thought about, God, being present in my career. I never mixed, God, and career together. I was in a situation where I went on an interview and they asked me, why I left my most recent position, and I didn’t tell the truth. I was afraid to tell them I was fired so I lied and told them I was laid off.
Myrna – That’s a common fear among, job seekers, but as a, Christian, you probably felt badly because you told a lie.
Sonia – Correct. I was distraught because of this lie and I just started praying.
I said, God, you know I messed up. I’m depending on you to help me, find a job.
I’m going to stand in my truth the next time someone asked me, why did you leave
your last job. I’m going to tell them it just didn’t work out.
God did help me, find a job, so I started writing and blogging about it, because I felt like it would help the, jobseeker.
I post tips on acing the, job search, and other useful information on my blog for the, job seeker,
Tips on How to Find a Job
Here are 2 tips on, how to find a job, or propel their career forward. Tip # 1 is:
- Rehearsing your wins because when you’re in an interview you need to brag on yourself. A lot of times when a person gets released from a, job, they feel badly about themselves and they lose confidence. But if you take the time to write your story and what you’ve accomplished in your last, job, eg. You were promoted, you were responsible for saving the company lots of money on an initiative etc. These wins give you confidence.
- Number two is to take a baby steps every day towards your goal to, find a job. My suggestion is to do one thing a day. Whether is making phone calls or sending an email or taking an assessment. Take baby steps.
Myrna – This is good. My pastor preached a sermon on creating your “book of wars” you record all your victories and all your wins. This is powerful to help you when you feel low. The book of wars is mentioned in the bible.
In an interview they’re going to ask you what are your strengths, so if you convert your wins to your strengths, it’s an excellent way to brag on yourself.
Sonia – On my website blessthework.com I have a road map and a calendar of things that you can do daily to lead you to your next, job.
Why is Prayer important for the Job Seeker
Myrna – I want to get back to, prayer. Why do you feel that, prayer, is an important component to the, jobseeker? You share 21 prayers in your book; but before we get into specific, prayers, why do you think that the, jobseeker, should lead with, prayer?
Sonia – A lot of times people feel like it’s impossible to get the next, job, or their, dream job; but Luke 1:37 says
“Nothing is impossible for God!”
So, if you spend time with, God, in, prayer, you will get direction on how to get that, dream job, and nothing will be impossible. If you don’t spend time reading the, scriptures, you won’t have that confidence. You must spend time in, prayer. Sit and listen to inspirational songs or gospel songs. When you are still, you will get downloads of next steps from the Holy Spirit.
When Jesus went back to heaven, he left us a comforter and a friend, and that person is the holy spirit. When you spend time in the presence of God, the holy spirit will minister to you and tell you what your next step should be.
Myrna – I definitely believe in that wholeheartedly. I sit still and meditate on the word. I meditate on the life that’s flowing through my body and try to be aware of God’s presence. I’m always listening for instructions from my spirit guide.
When you are looking for a, job, or have any other goal in life that you’re believing and, praying, for, whether you are praying for a spouse, a job, your health, you should listen for next steps from God or the Holy Spirit.
Prayer for the Job seeker
Heavenly father you are the most powerful God, you are my rock and my salvation.
Thank you for changing the atmosphere of my life because of your power inside of me I am no longer afraid. I will not fear famine, I will not fear criticism, I will overcome the thoughts of not being smart enough.
I am not afraid of economic reports, because you control my personal economy. I am not scared of being in the wrong demographic. I am determined to break past my fear of failure. I am full of faith that I will get your provision for a new, job. I know you will exceed my expectations because you keep all of your promises.
I believe the scripture that says “for I am the lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear I will help you Isaiah 41.
In the name of Jesus, I pray Amen.
Prayer for connections for the job seeker
Heavenly father you are all knowing God. I need you to connect me with the people who will assist me with my, job search. You know me and everything about them, you know the skills I need to connect with the right people.
Thank you for making me an excellent communicator so that I can tell people how to help me.
Lord I believe I will recognize people who can solve a problem for me. I pray that as I spend more time with you, you will connect me to those who have influence and can give me favor with colleagues, human resource associates and industry leaders.
Thank you for the divine connections, that will help me reach my destiny. I believe John 15:7
“if you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you”.
In Jesus name I pray Amen
Myrna – Tell us a little bit more about your book “God Help Me Find A Job: 21 Prayers For The Job Seeker” and about your blog.
Sonia – My book is available on amazon. In fact, I have two books one just came out this year it’s a companion journal to the, prayer, book. The companion journal lets you journal about your job search journey and it asks key questions. It allows you to write your own, prayers, because everybody’s, job search, journey is unique.
In the back of the book I have a job search organizer. This, job search, organizer lets you record your search, records the employers that you have put applications in with who you talk to, what kind of salary they offer etc.
Both these books are available on amazon. I have a blog for, prayers, and a blog for advice on your career and the name of my website is blessthework.com. You can follow me on Facebook fan page @bless the work of our hands.
Myrna – Thank you for being my first guest on the Preach the Word Worldwide Television Network. It was an on-time message.