Monday, September 02, 2013
PRAYER FOR LABOR DAY
The following was shared by a reader and friend of this blog. Mahalo Ann!
On this weekend, when we rest from our usual labors,
loving Father, we pray for all who shoulder the tasks of human labor---
in the marketplace, in factories and offices, in the professions,
and in family living.
We thank you, Lord, for the gift and
opportunity of work;
may our efforts always be pure of heart,
for the good of others and the glory of your name.
We lift up to you all who long for just employment and those who work
to defend the rights and needs of workers everywhere.
May those of us who are now retired always remember that we
still make a valuable contribution to our Church and our
world by our prayers and deeds of charity.
May our working and our resting all give praise to you until the day we share
together in eternal rest with all our departed in your Kingdom
as you live and reign Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and ever. Amen.