I'm JEALOUS of younger people!

Please pray for me. I am ashamed of this. I get JEALOUSY in my heart over the younger people in my family starting out their successful careers. I have not worked in years. I have had many failings even though I have gotten an education and have shrived for success. Nevertheless, I have met with failures. And I am middle aged and don’t know if I will ever get viable employment again. I know jealousy is a sin. I so want these young people to succeed. I just can’t help but feel very little about myself. Please pray for me.
Thank you

Father God please lead MainBrain to meaningful, well-paying employment. Please provide for MainBrain’s financial needs. Grant him a special grace to be able to let go of bitterness and disappointment of past hurts. Amen.
:signofcross:

Holy Michael the Archangel defend us in the day of battle.
Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the Power of God,
thrust down to hell satan and all the wicked spirits,
who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.
Amen.

Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession and was left forsaken. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, a sorrowful sinner. Despise not my words, O Mother of the Word, but in your mercy, hear and answer me.
Amen

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.

Amen.

lifestyle.allwomenstalk.com/tips-to-overcome-envy

Scroll down a little, above the pictures, then click for #2, 3, 4, etc.

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.

Amen. :gopray:

I’ll offer a prayer for you to Mother Teresa of Calcutta who once said “we are not called to be successful, we are called to be faithful.

There are 7 vices, and envy is one of them. Equally, there are 7 cardinal virtues. The virtue which corresponds to envy is charity. That’s the one to be developed.

Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Amen!

And let us pray for young people. While they have the advantages of youth, they also have many more hurdles in life than those of us who are older and need our prayers. Some of them will never know the wonderful gifts we enjoyed in generations past.

Jesus our Lord, I trust in you, and place this person’s intentions in your most sacred heart. Please grant this person the comfort of your love, healing and inner peace as well as strength and courage

Our Father who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
Amen.

Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Amen

Praying for your intentions & to St. Joseph for you to find employment.

Please God help MainBrain to find meaningful work that will bring about positive change into his life:

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen…

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
St. Jude, Patron of Causes despaired of, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.

Amen!

Lord Jesus Christ, I am caught in a web of jealousy that stays with me night and day. Help me to put away from me these painful disappointments. Let me dwell constantly on the motives for loving others rather than being jealous of them. Remind me of the fleeting character of all life’s attachments and successes and of the fact that our true happiness lies in being united closely with You and with all others in You. Amen.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.