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.
Prayer for September 7: Please pray with me. God who accomplishes all things, today we pray that we would let go of the need to be so very busy. Help us to realize that all that needs to be accomplished has been accomplished. Help us to see that our work is not something that advances our salvation, yet it is our call and vocation to participate in your mission to the world – to reconcile and restore creation’s relationship with you. Amen.
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.