A Labor Day Reflection

The Charism of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Felix of Cantalice
is to imitate Blessed Mary Angela’s boundless love of God and surrender
to God’s Will in compassionate service, total availability, concern for the
salvation of all people.

We pray for the men, women and children who must work in jobs that ignore the dignity of their personhood. We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the men and women who are not able to find jobs. We pray for their continued perseverance and determination as they continue to seek ways in which to participate in God’s creation and work. We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the men and women who own companies, who lead companies and who make decisions regarding safe work conditions and adequate wages.

We pray that these leaders will act in the best interests of their laborers.We pray to the Lord.

We pray for union leaders, national and local, who are responsible for speaking for workers. May they be guided by the grace and wisdom of the Holy Spirit to be servant leaders. We pray to the Lord.

We pray for men, women and children who suffer from our lack of solidarity

in their daily struggle to survive. May we be aware of our responsibility to be in relationship with our brothers and sisters in the world. We pray to the Lord.

We pray that as we are reminded that it is right and just to receive a fair wage for work. May we strive to promote dignityand respect for all in the workplace. We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who have lost their lives while working, that they might be welcomed into the heavenly kingdom; and for their families, that they might be comforted and find security. We pray to the Lord.

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