My Strength and My Shield

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. -Psalm 28:7 (NIV) I spoke with a friend the other day who has been looking for work for more than six months. She is frustrated and fearful about her future. Listening to her talk through her fears I knew she was like many others in the United States and the world. She is often discouraged because she has been searching for a job for so long. Although I didn't want to give her a routine answer, I did want to come along side her and comfort her in her time of need. I listened to her talk out her frustration and then asked her if I could pray with her. She agreed.

Prayer: Lord, at these times of fear and frustration we ask for You to be our strength and our shield. You are in charge of our finances and of our job situation. Help us to trust in You even though we don't understand. We know that if we trust in You, You will be our help.

God Bless those looking for work this day and for those struggling financially. We pray that the Lord will comfort you and keep you.