Thursday, August 30, 2007

A Prayer for Labor Day

Living God, You set our hearts on fire with Your love and justice.

The flames of Your presence transformed simple people like Moses, Miriam and the Israelites from laborers for Pharaoh into laborers for justice.

Send Your refiner’s fire into our world, until all fear, selfishness, greed, and hatred are burned into ashes.

Let Your flames fuel compassion, courage, forgiveness, love, and unity within us.

Teach us to trust You, knowing that Your fire will not consume us, but will make us into a new creation.


* Adapted from a prayer written by Rev. Rebekah Jordan, former intern at the National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice.

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