Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day 2010



For those who work, have a good holiday.

For those who work, but must work the holiday, have a good work day.

For those who want to work, but have no jobs, may you find work soon.

For those who worked all their lives, but are now retired, have a good day.

For the kids, have fun.


For the Unemployed

Heavenly Father, we remember before you those who suffer want and anxiety from lack of work. Guide the people of this land so to use our public and private wealth that all may find suitable and fulfilling employment, and receive just payment for their labor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



Collect For Labor Day

Almighty God, who hast 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 liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Reposted from 2009 with the addition of the video. I'm having a busy morning, but I wanted to take note of our workers and all they contribute on this their day.

3 comments:

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Praise to the workers and to all the gainfully employed...felicidades! It´s not easy for the hardworking everyday folks and now there is far reaching impact on those who survive off of remittances that have fallen way, way back (last note 25% decrease)...the largest economic/income factor in this Central American country is remittances.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Leonardo, you point out another serious problem in addition to the high rate of unemployment and underemployment.

JCF said...

Thanks for this, Mimi.

(I ask for prayers for my latest job application)