Prayer for March 13

Prayer for March 13: Please pray with me.  God of labor, today we pray for all who labor and toil.  We thank you for the ability to work.  We thank you for the vocation you call us to.  Bless our labors and remind us that we labor not just for money, but to fulfill our call in life – to live out the Gospel, to be a light to the world, to be an example of forgiveness in an unforgiving world, and to speak words of mercy, love, and peace to those who so desperately need to hear them.  Amen.

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Prayer for February 15

Prayer for February 15: Please pray with me.  God who labors, today we are reminded that you are a God who creates and works in that creation.  We are your creation.  You have called us to be stewards of that creation, including ourselves.  You are also a God of rest who calls us to rest.  Help us to be good stewards and laborers.  Give us the courage to rest also at appropriate times.  Amen

Prayer for September 5

Prayer for September 5: Please pray with me. God who labors, today we pray for all who labor and toil. Bless their work and keep them safe. Remind us that our vocation goes beyond the work that we do.  We aren’t just laborers Lord, we are called.  Our vocation is to be your hands and feet for all around us in the various roles that we carry through life. On this Labor Day in the USA, we thank you for the ability to work.  We thank you for a day to rest from our labors.  We thank you for the jobs that we have.  And we pray for all those who labor today, who are without employment yet seek it, who are underemployed.  Grant them what they seek Lord, if it be your will.  Amen.