Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Vocation

It strikes me today that "our various occupations" are not just the things we are paid for doing...but all the things we do in a day. The care of others. The building for a common future. The remembering of those who have sacrificed for a nation. The laundry loads completed. Therefore, one of my favorite "Episcopal printed prayers:"

For Vocation in Daily Work

Almighty God, you declare your glory
and show forth your handiwork in the heavens and in the
earth: Deliver us in our various occupations from the service
of self alone, that we may do the work you give us to do in
truth and beauty and for the common good; for the sake of
him who came among us as one who serves, your Son Jesus
Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

- the Book of Common Prayer

3 comments:

Songbird said...

Love you, MB.

Gaye said...

Like. Thoughtful way to begin each day.

revkjarla said...

mmm. love this. I think I might share it with my women's group tonight...they will love it.
amen. amen. amen.