Monday, September 5, 2011

Intercessions For Labor Day

Will this day off bring you rest?  Will you find a moment, or two, to stand quietly beneath the canopy of the sky and listen to the peace God is offering to you today?  We are all called to work, to toil, to be active in our daily lives.  But we are also called to a weekly Sabbath, a rest, a pause, a time to remember our truest purpose in life.  

Today's Intercessions in the Magnificat struck me as beautiful so I will share them here.  
Pray along if you wish.

With confidence in God's love for us, let us pray:
                               Look kindly on your servants , O Lord, our God.
You have called some to serve by work and some to serve by waiting:
~grant just working conditions to laborers and hope to the unemployed.
                               Look kindly on your servants , O Lord, our God.
You have called some to serve in public ways and some to serve in the privacy of the home:
~keep us all faithful to the tasks you have given us.
                               Look kindly on your servants , O Lord, our God.
You have called some to serve in religious ministries and some to serve in the secular world:
~fix our focus on the Gospel wherever we serve.
                               Look kindly on your servants , O Lord, our God.
You have called some to serve in active ways and some to serve by suffering:
~sustain us all in faith, hope, and love.
                               Look kindly on your servants , O Lord, our God.

Our Father...
O God, the giver of all good gifts, you give the gift of work as blessing and as task.  In whatever work you have given us to do, small or great, grant that we may serve with love and praise with joy, through Christ our Lord. Amen.


I pray you will have a blessed day of personal restoration and family fun!




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~Grace and peace to you~

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