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A prayer for daily work

Published: May 3, 2024   

“God of all creation, through our daily work you have made us stewards of the earth and co-creators with you. As a skilled carpenter, Joseph worked in Nazareth and taught Jesus the dignity of human work and the nobility of manual labor. Through the example of Joseph, teach me to work productively, skillfully and honestly. 

“As I go about my work this day, help me to value the things I do, whether they be big projects or tiring, trivial tasks. Enable me to handle the stresses of my work and to trust in your guiding presence. Show me that my workaday living is my road to holiness. May my Sunday worship blend into my weekday labor so that all that I do each day may give you praise. 

“St. Joseph the Worker, pray for me and be my example in everyday work. Amen.” 

Written by Stephen J. Binz, author, biblical scholar and speaker, formerly from Arkansas.

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