As part of our Labor Day worship gathering, we took some time to offer up the work of our hands and hearts by using this prayer crafted by Steve Garber from the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation and Culture:
God of heaven and earth, we pray for your kingdom to come, for your will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Teach us to see our vocations and occupations as woven into your work in the world this week. For parents at home who care for children, for those whose labor forms our common life in this city, the nation and the world, for those who serve the marketplace of ideas and commerce, for those whose creative gifts nourish us all, for those whose callings take them into the academy, for those who long for employment that satisfies their souls and serves you, for each one we pray, asking for your great mercy. Give us eyes to see that our work is holy to you, O Lord, even as our worship this day is holy to you. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Here s our complete worship flow;
- All Things New (Brett Younker)
- Our God Is Mercy (Brenton Brown)
- Everlasting God (Brenton Brown)
- Prayers of Confession
- You Alone Can Rescue (Matt Redman)
- Prayer for Vocations
- Announcements and Offering
- Message (The Resurrection of the Body and Life Everlasting)
- The Apostles Creed
- This We Believe (Hillsong)
You can learn what other communities of faith experienced this past weekend in worship at The Worship Community.