A reader writes:
I have a prayer request. Actually, two.
1) I’ve been unemployed for 5 months, and I’m still unable to find work. I’m getting interviews, but ultimately(even when it seems very likely I’ll get the position) I’m rejected. I was even told by one company they were going to hire me, only for them to back out without explanation. I’ve been living off a credit card for 3 of the 5 months and I’m worried about what will happen when it becomes too much to pay off.
2) Unemployment has been eating at my religious faith. I’m a convert from unbelief, so it comes easily. I went to Mass today but didn’t receive because I felt it was in bad faith to consume the Eucharist feeling as I do. My Catholicism feels completely dead, nothing but actions and words devoid of meaning. I feel like inertia and social pressure are the only things keeping me there.
Well, okay, make it 3:
3) The extended unemployment has also made me very depressed, and I’ve been thinking more and more about killing myself if I can’t find something within the next few months. I don’t know how I can continue like this for another 5 months.