One of the most frightening prospects is losing your employment due to either errors of your own or a miscommunication, which puts you in a negative light. You may be unfairly blamed for some action, which you are completely innocent of due to mismanagement. I understand. Losing a job, not knowing where your next paycheck will come from must be frightening.
There was a time I went almost a year and a half unemployed. Being in that situation does something to your psyche and self worth. You need not be alone.
You have God. You have the power of prayer. I created this prayer today after a loved one told me he was at risk of losing his job. His ultimate goal is for God’s will to be done, but you may wonder, “I can’t afford for His Will to be done in this situation.” I get you. I understand.
This prayer was written with you in mind to St. Joseph, so he may intercede on your behalf.
Based on the title I should add, “And I Hate It.”
I have no excuse for the sins I struggle with to be quite frank with you. Perhaps the only commentary I can add is that so much of our culture normalizes egregious behavior that even the smaller things seem not to be “so bad” in comparison to the larger things, but I know better. I also feel as if though I’m letting down Our Lady of Guadalupe and God, because they’re trying and I turn away.
I didn’t know what to do, so I looked for advice and found this great article:
St. Maximilian on Serious Sin
When doing a google search there were a lot of great resources from a Protestant perspective and the only reason I didn’t share them was because I worried any of the information relayed may have gone against official church teaching. I do however, think it was a great starting point when wanting to learn why we fall so easily in terms of grave sins.
I felt called to write prayers and decided to write this particular prayer for anyone who struggles with any sin that weighs heavily upon their soul and sense of well being. Please feel free to use this prayer in your time of need.