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O God, through human labors you continually perfect the immense work of your creation.
Listen to the prayers of your people, and grant to everyone employment that calls us to our best and unite us with each other, so that we can serve our brothers and sisters, and your world, through our work.
This we ask through your Son Jesus Christ, who lives in unity with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
~ Labor Day Prayer
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God our Father, extend our horizons, widen our vision, and remind us how inter-connected we are as your sons and daughters.
Breathe your Spirit into us that we may live more truly as brothers and sisters of one another.
Together as brothers and sisters
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It is when we are still that we know. It is when we listen that we hear. It is when we remember that we see your Light, O God.
From your Stillness we come. With your Sound all life quivers with being.
From You the light of this moment shines.
Grant us to remember you at the heart of each moment. Grant us to remember.
~ John Philip Newell, Praying With the Earth
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Lord, help me to do great things as though they were little, since I do them with Your power;
and little things as though they were great, since I do them in Your name.
~ Blaise Pascal
Merciful God, we come to you in thanksgiving for our nation.
We know that our many blessings — of freedom, liberty, prosperity, and other gifts too countless to list — have come from your hand.
Our nation, and its many freedoms, are a gift from you.
On this day, as we remember our nation’s independence, we pause to honor you, to praise you and to thank you.
Heavenly Father, we pray that you would forgive us our sins, and lead us, as a nation, in the way we should go.
Let us not take for granted the many gifts and blessings you have given us. May we always honor you.
Be with us, Lord, as we strive to be a light and a beacon from you, to the world.
In Jesus holy name, we pray.