Lord, this recession, begun by the greed of a few, has as many victims as an unjust war. It must sadden You to see livelihoods and lives and families being damaged or lost due to the sins of those people.
It is not your will that the sins of some should damage or ruin the lives of so many throughout the world, as the recession is now worldwide. Nor is it Your will that good people all over the world, and people like Bruce and his fellow workers, face losing their jobs, and suffer other consequences in their lives and families.
Please protect these people, Bruce, and his fellow employees, and so many thousands of people throughout the world. Pleaase protect their jobs where humanly possible, and help them through this terrible time. Where possible, please provide Bruce and those in his position, with means to support their families.
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.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among 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
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
be our safeguard 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,
cast into hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.