Prayer for another job

by Margaret (Nashville)

I am stressed out all the time because of my job. I work 12 to 15 hours a day 6 to 7 days a week. I have very little time for my family, friends, myself, or to do much of anything. When I am off work I sleep a lot because I am so exhausted all of the time. I often miss Church, because I sleep in if I am off on Sunday.

I have worked as much as 2o days in a row without a day off. I have a lot of health problems and I feel a lot of these are due to the stress of my job. I have been working at the same place for over 17 years. I feel anxious about trying to find a new job especially with some of my health problems. I need good health insurance, benefits, a good salary to be able to pay my bills.. I feel like my health may improve if I wasn’t under this constant stress. I am depressed often.

I pray for God to help me and I wonder why he doesn’t help me. I am a widow. So I don’t have anyone else I can depend on to help with bills. I get really sad lately when I think about how I am spending most of my waking hours working. Lately I have been thinking about if this were my last day on earth how sad it would be to have spent the whole day working. I often wonder how many more days do I have left on this earth. Then I think how my life is wasting away working.

I am in my early 50’s. I feel like I need a new career, but I don’t know what to do. My work experience is in hotels/restaurants and I didn’t finish college. I don’t want to work this fast pace high stressed job anymore. Please pray for me.

Pray that God will provide me with a less stressful job and less hours so I have time and energy to spend at Church, with my family, friends, and enjoying life. Pray for me that I will see the path and job clearly that God has planned for me.

Pray for God to restore my health and protect me from anxiety and fear. Thank you for your prayers.

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