Labor Day

Almighty God, you have so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we seek a proper return for our own labor, make us mindful of the rightful aspirations of other workers, and arouse our concern for those who are out of work; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

This is the prayer for this day in the Book of Common Prayer.  For me, it is a day to reflect, rest and be thankful.  I have started the day in a lazy fashion, and have no big agenda. The work-week begins tomorrow. Today I am grateful that I have a job to return to after a long weekend.  I pray today for those who were required to work today.  I pray for those who are unemployed and underemployed.  I offer prayers for a nation that needs to find its way again when it comes to work and economics.

Thoughts on Labor Day at Speaking to the Soul

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