Lord, Help Us as We Work: A Prayer

Lord, Help Us as We Work: A Prayer October 1, 2016

David Russell Mosley

Description English: n memory of John Wolley eldest son of John and Mary Wolley born 13 May 1823 died 20 November 1859. Date	13 September 2015, 14:00:03 Source	Own work Author	Andrewrabbott (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Description
English: In memory of John Wolley eldest son of John and Mary Wolley born 13 May 1823 died 20 November 1859.
Date 13 September 2015, 14:00:03
Source Own work
Author Andrewrabbott (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Ordinary Time
1 October 2016
The Edge of Elfland
Hudson, New Hampshire

Dear Readers,

This morning, running rather late, I prayed Lauds as set for me by my Spiritual Director. I did so after having read Chase Padusniak’s post on the Tradinista! Manifesto. As I was rushing through my prayer time I was brought to a halt when I read these words. I share them with in the hopes that they will prove a guiding influence not only for you and for me, but for societies (familial, ecclesial, local, national, and global) as well.

Sincerely,
David

God the Father has adopted us as brothers of his only Son, and through the ages has stayed with us and kept us in his love. Let us ask him for the needs of the world.

– Lord, help us as we work.

We pray for all who plan and build in our cities:

give them respect for every human value.

– Lord, help us as we work.

Pour out your Spirit on artists, craftsmen, and musicians:

may their work bring variety, joy, and inspiration to our lives.

– Lord, help us as we work.

Be with us as the cornerstone of all that we build:

for we can do nothing well without your aid.

– Lord, help us as we work.

You have created us anew in the resurrection of your Son:

give us the strength to create a new life, and a new world.

– Lord, help us as we work.


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