On this weekend, when we rest from our usual labors, loving Father, we pray for all who shoulder the tasks of
human labor—in the marketplace, in factories and offices, in the professions, and in family living. We
thank you, Lord, for the gift and opportunity of work; may our efforts always be pure of heart, for the good
of others and the glory of your name.
We lift up to you all who long for just employment and those who work to defend the rights and needs of workers everywhere. May those of us who are now retired always
remember that we still make a valuable contribution to our Church and our world by our prayers and deeds of
charity. May our working and our resting all give praise to you until the day we share together in eternal
rest with all our departed in your Kingdom as you live and reign Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, forever
and ever. Amen.