Loving Father, on this weekend, when
we rest from our usual labors, we pray for all who shoulder the
tasks of human labor— in the
marketplace, in factories and offices, in the professions, and
in family living.
We thank you, Lord, for the gift and opportunity of work; may
always be pure of heart, for the good
of others and the glory of your name.
We lift up to you all who long for just employment and those who
work to defend
the rights and needs of workers
May those of us who are now retired
always remember the valuable contribution we make
to our Church and our world by our prayers and deeds of charity.
May our working and our resting give you praise
until the day we share together in eternal rest with all our
departed in your kingdom
as you live and reign Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.
Courtesy of the
Archdiocese of Detroit