Pause for Prayer: FRIDAY 9/1

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A Prayer for Labor Day Weekend

O God, creator of the world,
of sun and moon and stars,
you chose to fashion us, your own,
as the handiwork of your love.

Indeed, we are your hands’ own work
and yet it's into our hands
you give and trust the care
of every living thing.

In more ways than we can count
our work builds up
- or tears apart -what came
as gift from you.

Keep us faithful in preserving
all you’ve given to our care
lest we harm the smallest part
of all you’ve made.

Give us good and honest work to do
and rest at each day’s end.
Let a fair and good day’s wage be paid
for a good day’s work well done.

Give us work that nurtures and sustains
the ones who serve and those they serve.
Let those who labor work in peace,
in freedom, without fear.

Give those in need a job to do
and to the tired well earned rest.
Let all our work and toil, Lord,
give glory to your name.


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