Prayerful solidarity with workers in Shannon Airport

Thoughts and prayers from the Diocese of Killaloe to all Cabin Crew and Ground Staff who have been affected by the decision of Are Lingus to close their cabin crew base in Shannon Airport Yesterday.

With the decision of Aer Lingus to stop it’s services from Shannon Airport, our thoughts and prayers are with the families and all those who are and will be severely impacted by the decision. Shannon Airport has been such an important presence in Shannon, and surrounding Mid-West Region for many years. We encourage everyone, especially those who have influence, and our elected representatives to continue to work to ensure the future of the airport.

Prayer For Those Who Have Lost Their Job

Loving Lord, we are living in a time of much need and economic hardship, and there are many today who are facing the shock of having lost their job, with little hope of securing a new position.

Father, this causes such deep emotional pressure and severe financial hardship at any time, but when the economic climate is so depressed, it has such a serious knock on effect on relationship with loved ones. Look down with pity I pray, on all that are having to come to terms with joblessness. Look on these people with compassion and in Your mercy, I pray that You will provide for their needs and secure for each one a new position.

Lord, I know that this can happen to any of us and none are exempt from such a devastating loss, but You have promised to supply all the needs of Your children,  and I ask that in Your mercy You will supply all that is needful.

Bring good out of evil Lord, and may the loss of a job be the thing that draws each one into the arms of their Saviour. Save and supply the needs of all who are facing a future without a job I pray,