The Back on Track Prayer

This prayer was written by Piero Falci while he was out of work.  We use this prayer start all Back on Track Network chapter meetings and other events where this seem appropriate.

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The Lord Will Not Let Anyone Down

Dear Lord,

I thank you for everything. You gave me what I asked you. Losing my job was not a punishment but a reward, a blessing. You really love me.

I thank you for the opportunity to spend more time with you, listening, learning, and serving you. Thank you for the additional time I now have to be with my loved ones. Thank you for the additional time I now have to take care of myself. Help me to use this time wisely.

I ask you, Lord, to lead me in the right direction. In the middle of all confusion, help me hear you, choose you, and obey you. Give me the strength to reveal you and honor you through my dedicated work every day.

Sometimes I feel that I am less organized and productive than I should in this job search. Give me peace to accept my limitations and free me from this anxiety. Let me understand that, even if I do all the many things I believe I should be doing, it is only because of you, it is only because of your blessings that I will find the right answers to my requests. I know you have a place where you want me to be and I will patiently wait for you to take me there. Inspire me, then, to do, among many things, the right things.

Give me peace, strength, and courage to trust you, accept you, and surrender to you completely. Make me remember that you have always taken care of me and have always provided in abundance.

Send me the people you want me to meet and that will be good to me.
Lead me, Lord. Take me by the hand through the one open door, among many, you have chosen for me.

Lead me to where you want me to serve you, reveal you, honor you, and touch other lives.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. AMEN

Written by Piero Falci, December 11, 2001