Prayers of Invocation for Labor Day

Prayers of Invocation for Labor Day

O most merciful Father, who has blessed the labors of the farmer in the return of the fruits of the earth; we give you humble and hearty thanks for this their bounty; asking you to continue your lovingkindness to us, that our land may still yield abundance, to your glory,through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer, Language Modernized by Stuart Strachan Jr.

Lord of the Harvest,

We give you great thanks for all the work that has been done to make our lives possible. For those who work the fields of the earth to provide us with food, for those who work in factories to provide us with clothes and so many other necessities, we give you thanks. For those whose work enables us to think deeply, act justly, and worship truly, we lift our prayers. For all who work with their hands, their minds, we ask Holy Spirit, that you would imbue them with a sense of meaning and purpose, recognizing that all work, done faithfully, is done for the glory of God. Amen. 

Stuart Strachan Jr.