Monday, September 1, 2014

Prayer 588- For Labor Day

Creator God, who brought the universe into being as a mother births her children: we thank You for the gift of this day. 

Bless the handiwork of all who labor, who toil with their hands, minds, and imaginations for the benefit of all. Bless those whose work feeds us, provides shelter for us, and increases our comfort. Bless mechanics, electricians, carpenters, and all whose skill enriches our common life. Bless doctors and nurses and health care workers, all those whose work heals us and makes us well. Bless musicians, writers, artists, and craftsmen, and all those whose work feeds our deepest selves. Bless teachers, rabbis, ministers, and priests, who tend to our souls and nurture our minds, drawing us closer to You. Bless those leaders who serve our country with honor, who work to the benefit of the greater good. 

Remembering that we are all caught in a web of mutuality, may we work for and uplift each other today and every day. Hear, O God, the concerns of your people, especially for those we now name.


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