Monday, September 5, 2016

A prayer for work on this Labor Day

A Prayer in Thanksgiving for Work
Blessed are you, Lord God, creator of all that is good, for in your mercy you give us work that we may be co-creators with you.

With hands to fashion and form, minds to imagine what has yet to be, hearts to care for what we have made and a spirit to impart to our own creations, we rejoice in the labor you give us.
By imitating you, our God and maker, we continue to shape the world, to name it and claim it and be good stewards of your good gifts through the life-giving Spirit that renews the earth.
So keep us mindful of the power you share with us that we may create only that which leads to peace. May the work of our hands and our visions and dreams collaborate with your good will, which continues to build for us your kingdom on earth.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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