Labor Day

I hope everyone had a relaxing labor day weekend. I always enjoy three-day weekends. I am posting a Labor Day Prayer from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. It reminds us to reflect on the proper use of labor. I used it in class today.

Almighty God, you have so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we seek a proper return for our own labor, make us mindful of the rightful aspirations of other workers, and arouse our concern for those who are out of work; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.