A Labor Day Prayer

Thanking God for our jobs

For our jobs we’re grateful, Father.
Full time work is hard to find.
We are thankful for a paycheck
on this weekend we unwind.
Labor Day provides the means to
contemplate how we are blessed.
Having meaningful employment
helps define these days of rest.

In our labor and our leisure,
we have cause to give Thee praise
even when we’re worn out working
or too stressed to simply laze.
God, we’re grateful for the means to
use our minds and hearts and hands
as we leave our homes each morning
for the tasks our jobs demand.

(The above poem can be sung to the tune for “Ode to Joy.”)