Pause for Prayer: SUNDAY 9/1

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A Prayer for Labor Day Weekend

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

Indeed, we are the work of your hands,
yet into our hands
you give and entrust 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.

Make us faithful stewards of creation 
lest we harm or lose 
even 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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