Saturday, September 1, 2007

A Prayer for Labor Day Weekend


Gracious heavenly Father/Mother

as the United States pauses to contemplate the freedom to work and the employment opportunities that are available to us, may we never lose sight of the fact that it is only because of your grace and favor that we are able to work. Thank you, Lord, for the blessings of employment and work that I have had in the past and at present. May all that I do at work give glory to you and your precious name. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, whom I love and serve. Amen.

from Encarta

1 comment:

revabi said...

I chose this painting of Rosie because it showed her in action welding something. My father was a welder, and I wanted to honor him this weekend too. But I wanted to honor all the women who were the Rosies and opened the door for women into a man's world of employment. I wanted to honor all the laborers who work or worked so hard on their jobs. I labor, but my labor is not the physical kind like theirs. I saw how it wore my father down. God we pray for all laborers everywhere. Help us to be mindful that in some places many are not free but slave laborers, or are children or women working in awful conditions getting paid neither nothing. God we pray for the day when all laborers are set free by you.