Labor Day prayer

For all my labors, that they be fruitful for your sake,
I pray, O God.

For those who labor daily, may their work reward them
and give them dignity and joy.

For those who seek work without finding,
give them hope and dignity, and sustain them.

For those who cannot work, for incapacity or injustice,
help them to know that they too
are part of your great work in healing the world.

For those who toil unrewarded,
who are underpaid, exploited, enslaved or abused,
give them blessing and life and bring about justice.

For all oppression of those who labor
give me courage, O God, to work for justice,
to set free your children from the slavery of Egypt.

Keep me mindful, Holy One, that my worth
is not in my labor but in my being,
in my rest as well as my toil, by your grace.
Give me faith to practice sabbath and rest
in your great Belonging that is given, not earned.
Amen.

         
         

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
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