Prayer Request and a Chance to do a Work of Mercy

Reader Brian Visaggio writes:

My friend David lost his job at the end of August, and his request for unemployment has been denied. He’s on the verge of getting kicked out of his apartment, and hasn’t been able to find work.

So I’d like to ask your readership for three sorts of help.

1) Prayers for David!

2) If anyone in the Kansas City or Independence MO area is either hiring or knows someone who is, please email me at so I can give David the info.

3) If anyone out there has $300 they can spare to keep him from being kicked out, that’d be awesome, too. If you do have that, email me, and I’ll put you in touch with David to make arrangements.

Father, we ask that you would provide David with work and money swiftly.  Thank yor for his friend Brian having his back.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Mother Mary and St. Joseph, pray for David.  Amen.

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  • Maggie Goff

    Praying for David, and for Brian for being such a good friend.

  • Clare Krishan

    Praying in PA.

    Don’t have $300 to spare (what we did have went to extended family members to pay their overdue rent this month, unemployed also) but Googling I found this resource catalog for Kansas City that may be helpful While families are obviously a priority, in seeking to avoid homelessness ‘unemployed’ also eligible.

  • Kristen inDallas

    Don’t have much… but I would recommend something that may help. If he hasn’t already done this, encourage David to call up the unemployment office and ask why he was denied. It’s not unheard of for some employers to fudge the facts, esp. in at-will employment states to get out of paying ue benefits when they’re really just trying to cut costs. It’s not a sure thing, but it has worked for at least a few folks out there (extremely dependent on previous job situation). They do have the ability to reopen a case and make a different decision if new information comes to light.