Intercessions on the Theme of Vocation (Prayer)
Remember how Jesus called fishermen to be his disciples and to become fishers of men. Give thanks for their skills as fishermen, their readiness to put out into the deep to face danger and failure.
Pray for ourselves and our daily work.
Give thanks for the God-given skills we already have; pray for wise and good use of these skills in building his kingdom.
Pray for those thinking about changing their jobs - especially those unhappy or insecure at work; those feeling undervalued or unfulfilled; those who can't wait for 5pm on Friday; those who are in the wrong job.
Pray for those with no sense of direction or purpose or vocation;
for those drifting;
for those wanting to do a particular job, but enable through disability, illness, lack of confidence or lack of opportunity;
for those who are unemployed.
Pray for those at school or college now making decisions which will affect their working lives.
Pray for all Careers Advisers.
Pray for those who taught us our jobs;
for our colleagues,
for our managers.
(From 'Work in Worship', Peterborough Diocese People and Work Programme.)