As Labor Day approaches, let’s take a moment in gratitude for the jobs that many of us hold and to pray for those less fortunate who are seeking a way to afford necessities. We lift up prayers of justice for all those seeking employment and for many who are seeking jobs. Pray with us…

Loving God, on this weekend, when we rest from our usual labors, we pray for all who shoulder theLabor Day prayer tasks of human labor— in the marketplace, in factories and offices, in the professions, and in family living.

We thank you, Lord, for the gift and opportunity of work; may our efforts

always be pure of heart, for the good of others and the glory of your name.

We lift up to you all who long for just employment and those who work to defend the rights and needs of workers everywhere.

May those of us who are now retired
always remember the valuable contribution we make
to our Church and our world by our prayers and deeds of charity.

May our working and our resting give you praise
until the day we share together in eternal rest with all our departed in your kingdom
as you live and reign Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.