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Gratitude for Work

Posted on: March 5th, 2017 by Alden

First-Day-on-JobThis is a simple prayer of gratitude for having a job. It can be easy to take for granted at times, especially with a challenging job or a difficult boss. This prayer appears in the Labor Day section of This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day, along with a social justice prayer “Against Worker Exploitation.” Optional language appears in [brackets].

Gratitude for Work
God on high,
I’m grateful for the opportunity to work,
To contribute,
To provide for my well-being
[And the well-being of my family].
Let me use this gift for good,
In service to others
And Your holy name.

Remember the poor and the homeless,
The needy and the unemployed,
So that they find dignity and fulfillment
In the works of their hands
And the works of their minds.
Rescue them from the shadow of fear.
Bless all who are jobless with a livelihood
So that they know health and happiness,
Security and peace.

Source of goodness and life,
Grant me success and prosperity in all my endeavors.
Grant me the ongoing joy of fruitful labor.

© 2017 CCAR Press from This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers For a New Day

Postscript: See also the social justice prayers “Against Worker Exploitation” and “Against Poverty.”

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On Professional Achievement

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012 by tobendlight

shaking_hands3This is a prayer of gratitude to be said when reaching a career milestone. Suggestions for customizing this prayer are shown in [brackets].

On Professional Achievement
Today my dedication, commitment and achievements [have been / are being] recognized by my [peers / industry / association / union / organization / company].
With humility
I remember those who have helped me along the way,
Family and friends,
Colleagues, teachers and mentors.
With gratitude
I remember those who have put their trust and faith
In my vision and my labor.
With joy and appreciation
I remember my successes and setbacks,
What I have learned,
What I have produced,
What I have taught,
And the work that remains.

Ancient One,
Grant me the wisdom
To use this moment as the platform
For further contributions to my profession,
My organization,
My career.
Let my efforts be a continued source
Of satisfaction and service.
Let the work of my hands
Carry the light of Your blessing.

ברוך אתה ה’ אלקינו מלך העולם
שהחינו וקימנו והגיענו לזמן הזה.
Baruch ata adonai elohenu melech ha olam,
shehecheyanu, v’kiyimanu, v’higiyanu laz’man hazeh.

Blessed are You Adonai our G-d, Ruler of the Universe
Who has given us life, sustained us, and allowed us to reach this day.

© 2012 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

Postscript: Here are other work-related prayers: one to be said “Upon Losing Employment,” another “Upon Gaining Employment” and one “For Work.” See also: “Against Worker Exploitation,” it’s one of my prayers for social justice.

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