Prayers of the People/Intercession on Work

Sermon Illustrations on Work

O God, you have bound us together in this bundle of life;

give us grace to understand how our lives depend upon

 the courage, the industry, the honesty, and the integrity of our fellows;

that we may be mindful of their needs,

grateful for their faithfulness and faithful in our responsibilities to them;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Reinhold Niebuhr

O Lord, we remember before you

 all the workers of the world:

Workers with hand or brain:

Workers in cities or in the fields:

Those who go forth to toil and those who keep house:

Employers and employees:

Those who command and those who obey:

Those whose work is dangerous:

Those whose work is monotonous or mean;

Those who can find no work to do:

Those whose work is the service of the poor

Or the healing of the sick

Or the proclamation of the Gospel of Christ

At home or in foreign places.

John Baillie, Language adapted for Contemporary Worship by Stuart Strachan Jr.