+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Psalm 90:17 (ESV)
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!
Prayer for Work: (USCCB)
Thank you for providing us with the gift to share our talents.
Provide our community, our nation, our world the fortitude to provide work for all which is decent and fair.
Make us faithful stewards of your creation to enhance the human dignity of our global family.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit now and forever. Amen
Americans have prospered because of their work ethic. It’s consistent with the way you have made us – to live with dignity and self-respect, to provide for ourselves and our families, and to build a better future for our children.
But now, record numbers of Americans are unemployed without hope of finding work. American jobs have been shipped overseas, American factories have been abandoned, American cities have been decimated, and American middle-class families have born the brunt of it – all at the hands of multi-national corporations and globalization.
Creator God: look with favor on America’s workers and the efforts of Donald Trump to bring their jobs back. I ask specifically that –
+ America’s new Secretary of the Treasury identify China as a currency manipulator.
+ America’s new Secretary of Commerce and Trade Representatives identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and take appropriate measures to remedy them under international law.
+ America’s energy production restrictions be lifted creating trillions of dollars worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas, and clean coal.
Creator God: Put America back to work again.
+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit – one God forever. Amen.