Dear God, open a door for my message, so that I may proclaim the mystery of Christ. I pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Colossians 4:3-4

R4C

R4C
Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You.
Psalm 19:14, May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Litany of Work

Litany in honor of St. Joseph the Worker


We give thanks to God for the work of our lives,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the work of our hands,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the work of our minds,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the work of our hearts,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the enlightening work of teachers, librarians, students, and coaches,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the healing work of doctors, nurses, and counselors,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the creative work of artists, musicians, painters, and sculptors,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the precise work of engineers, scientists, and computer specialists,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the nurturing work of homemakers, parents, and guardians,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the wise work of retirees and grandparents,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the proclaiming work of writers, photographers, editors, and publishers,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the trustworthy work of accountants, bankers, lawyers,
politicians, and salespeople,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the faith-filled work of ordained, religious, and lay
ministers,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the protective work of police, firefighters, and military personnel,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the dedicated work of secretaries, receptionists, and bookkeepers,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the compassionate work of volunteers,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the fruitful work of farmers, fishers, growers, and gardeners,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the judicious work of managers, administrators, directors, and supervisors,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the steadfast work of those who manufacture products,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the constructive work of builders, surveyors, architects,
masons, and carpenters,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the efficient work of those who transport people and things by
bus, train, plane, taxi, and boat,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the hospitable work of cooks, waiters and waitresses, cashiers,
hotel and motel workers,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the clarifying work of television, radio, and news media workers,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the dependable work of telephone and postal workers,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For the good work of all other co-workers,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For our work which sheds light in the darkness,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For our work which crates order from chaos,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For our work which builds peace out of hostility,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For our work which helps others,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For our work which empowers others,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For our work which inspires others,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
For our work which builds the Reign of God,
R: With St. Joseph the Worker, we praise you, O Lord.
Let us pray:
Joseph, it was to you that the Father entrusted his Son and the Virgin Mother. Continue to be the sign of the Father's love for us.
Form us in the ways of work as you formed Christ, so that we may labor for the building of the City of God.
Teach us a profound respect for the mystery of creation and a reverence for the Father's presence in the material world around us.
Help us bear witness to the sanctity of work in our daily living.
May God grant us this grace through your intercession in union with Jesus and Mary.

Amen.

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