Aug 19, 2012

Litany of Intercession: Labour Day

Here’s a litany of intercession for Labour Day.  It comes from the Church of England website.

Prayers of the People: For Labour Day

For the world of work in all its diversity:
hear us, good Lord.
For the industry and workplaces of this parish/community:
hear us, good Lord.
For the right ordering of work in time of technological change:
hear us, good Lord.
For communities that have lost traditional industries,
and for their regeneration:
hear us, good Lord.
For all expanding industries and for the promise of new jobs:
hear us, good Lord.
For small businesses and co-operatives:
hear us, good Lord.
For local trade and commerce:
hear us, good Lord.
For all service industries that provide for our daily needs:
hear us, good Lord.
For the unemployed and for those living in poverty:
hear us, good Lord.
For school leavers and all who are seeking to enter employment:
hear us, good Lord.
For the retired and those unable to work:
hear us, good Lord.
For all who work as volunteers:
hear us, good Lord.

— from Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England (2000), available on the Church of England website. http://www.churchofengland.org/