Dear Lord Jesus, St Jude and St Anthony, you have helped me come this far. After another painful spell of unemployment and more unsuccessful interviews this job is almost mine. It might be a lower grade than what I originally applied for but subject to good references it should be mine.
I am grateful but the starting salary in this new lower grade will not cover my outgoings and the organisation normally starts people at the bottom of the salary scale ‘except in exceptional circumstances’. Please, I beg you, give me the strength and confidence to negotiate a decent salary in line with my age and experience in my field.
Times are very hard but I have come this far-I need to jump this last hurdle. Please help me in Jesus’ name. Amen.