Father, you see all and know all. I guess that means that you know what I'm going to write here even beore I write it. I've said this prayer often enough over the last few weeks so I think even I am getting a little used to it by now.
The meaning is still the same though. As Christmas approaches, a time when I so badly long to celebrate the birsth of Chrsit, I can't help but feel the dread of knowing that I still dont have a job.
I have made the decision that I will still buy people presents from my savings this year. After all, the three wise men didn't turn up and say 'Sorry peeps, between jobs at the moment, no offerings' And ultimately I want to give to the people that mean so much.
The truth is though, time is running short for me to find a job and the money is slowly running out. Please Lord, direct me on a path that will pay my bills. I do not believe I have ever been greedy in what I have sought to earn. All I have ever wanted is to pay the bills and have enough left over for a bottle of wine on a sunday night. Truth is though, I would take any job right now. Lord, I am listening, please direct me.
As I have learned many times before when I have prayed for something that I did not deserve or was not right, I don not want what is not mine to have - I want your will. I believe that you will not place more on me than I can bear but it is getting very close.
Please accept this prayer in Jesus name,