The Litany of Work
We give thanks, O God, for the work of our lives. We praise you, God For the work of our hands, We praise you, God. For the work of our minds, We praise you, God For the work of our hearts, We praise you, God
Response to all: We praise you, God. For the enlightening work of teachers, librarians, students and coaches, For the healing work of doctors, nurses and counselors, For the creative work of artists, musicians, painters and sculptors, For the precise work of engineers, scientists and computer specialists, For the nurturing work of homemakers, parents and guardians, For the wise work of retirees and grandparents, For the proclaiming work of writers, photographers, editors and publishers, For the trustworthy work of accountants, bankers, lawyers, politicians and salespeople, For the faith-filled work of ordained, religious and lay ministers, For the protective work of police, firefighters and military personnel, For the dedicated work of secretaries, receptionists and bookkeepers, For the compassionate work of volunteers, For the judicious work of managers, administrators, directors and supervisors, For the fruitful work of farmers, fishers, growers and gardeners, For the steadfast work of those who manufacture products, For the constructive work of builders, surveyors, architects, masons and carpenters, For the efficient work of those who transport people and things by bus, train, plane, taxi, truck and boat, For the hospitable work of cooks, waiters, and waitresses, cashiers, hotel and motel workers, For the faithful work of all those keeping store shelves stocked and making things we use to meet our daily needs, For the clarifying work of television, radio and news media workers, For the dependable work of telephone and postal workers, For the good of all other workers, For our work that sheds light on the darkness, We praise you, God. For our work that creates order from chaos, We praise you, God. For our work that builds peace out of hostility, We praise you, God. For our work that helps others, We praise you, God For our work that serves others, We praise you, God. For our work that empowers others, We praise you, God. For our work that inspires others, We praise you, God.
For our work that enriches and ennobles all creation, We praise you, God.