Prayer Needed for a Stressful Situation


Hello all,
Please pray for me. I am in a job that I am truly miserable in. I am 25 years old and work in a real estate law office. There are days I work from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm with no breaks and no lunch hour and almost everyday it is at least from 8:00-6:00 with no breaks or no lunch hour. And I work for a boss that will not even let us take sick days or go to the doctor during any end of the month. This job has also taken a toll on my physical health as well as my mental wellness. Since I began it 4 years ago, I have developed acid reflux, migrains, insomnia, depression, and my weight has been up and down constantly(losing and gaining betwen 20-50 lbs each time). And I am generally an unhappy person now where I used to be jovial and smiling. As far as the mental wellness goes, I go home crying many times because I am so stressed and I also get needlessly angry at my father and my husband constantly when I can’t have a minute to myself. I am also currently working on my Masters degree in Education, which is my “light at the end of the tunnel” so to speak and my way out of my current job, but I get so frustrated sometimes because I can only take 1 class per semester since that is all my boss allows me to go to since I have to leave at 4. At this point it seems I’ll never get finished with my Masters degree unless I can get a teaching job, which I’ve applied for but not heard back. It seems I’ll be miserable in my current job forever. I try to remember that all the work we do is for God and that no matter what it is that my job is where God wants me right now. But it is so hard sometimes.

Please just pray for me and my family that I will either find another job or that things will get better in the long run at my current job. I just need to feel like I am not alone. Thank you all so much, you are always so great!


that is illegal in most jurisdictions. contact your local office of the state fair employment agency and find out what the rules are in your state, ask for them in writing, schedule an appointment with your boss and ask to discuss the rules. If he does not comply, report him to the agency and quit. you can do better.

if you have illnesses that are the result of your job report to your doctor that they are work related and file a worker’s compensation claim. that will hurt your employer worse than anything else you could do, plus you are entitled to compensation.


i agree !!! god asked us to do our work with joy no matter what it is but that does not mean that we allow ourselves to be abused.


My dear, I can relate! I’m in a similar situation.

I will add your intentions to my Novena.

If you are in the habit of praying the rosary daily, then may I suggest the Our Lady Undoer of Knots Novena? I am posting it on my blog (linked at the bottom of the page) each day. For me, today is Day 4, although I know our Lord will accept the intention for you for the full Novena.

God bless you! Please keep me in your prayers also…I’m on a stress day today because of the same kind of thing.


u r awesome… thank you somuch for posting this on your website… May God bless you…


Thank you all so much!


As has been pointed out, it is very likely against the law for you to be made to work such hours, do get in touch with a good employment lawyer.

Praying hard for you and your family, it must be an awful situation.


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