Monday, September 1, 2008
Blessed Labor Day
God our Creator, it is your will that man accept the duty of work. May our every effort in this life begin with your inspiration and continue with your saving help. In your kindness may the tasks with you bless us bring us spiritual growth and help to extend the kingdom of Christ which will never end.
Give success to the work of our hands.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Saint Joseph the worker, pray for us.
(Art: Joseph the Carpenter, Georges de La Tour)