Prayer of Thanksgiving: Labour Day

Here’s a prayer of thanksgiving especially suitable for worship on Labour Day weekend.  It was written by Carol Penner and posted on her Leading in Worship blog.

Thanks for a Labouring God

Labouring God,
the sea and sky are your work,
every hill and plain, every valley and cliff
fashioned by your hands.
Towering trees and creeping plants,
blossoms, sweet and rare
or common as dandelions,
all created by you.
The creatures are your opus,
every fin, paw, wing and hand,
all that runs, swims, soars and wriggles,
your work.
The world cries out, “Good job!”
We join our voice to this chorus,
singing the world beautiful,
singing the Lord glorious,
singing our thanks for your labour of love.

~ written by Carol Penner, and posted on her Leading in Worship blog.  Visit that site for many other excellent worship resources.