Aug 27, 2017

A Prayer for Workers

Here’s a prayer for workers from the United Church of Christ website.

Prayer for Workers

Loving, Working God,
On this Sunday we ask your special blessing
on all people who labor,
either for pay or as volunteers,
in jobs or at school.

We especially pray for your blessings
on workers who do not have jobs
and for those whose inadequate pay
does not allow them to live the full life you intend for each of us.

Creator God,
help us to build a new world in the midst of the old.
A world where all workers are valued.
A world where those who clean houses
are also able to buy houses to live in.
A world where those who grow food
can also afford to eat their fill.
A world where those who serve and care for others
are, themselves, also served and cared for.
We pray for the coming of a world where all workers everywhere
share in the abundance that you have given us.
We ask these things
knowing that you give us the courage and strength
to live out our faith in the workplace and the marketplace,
as well as in the sanctuary. Amen.