On this three day weekend, when we rest from our usual labors, loving Father, we pray for all who shoulder the tasks of human laboring the marketplace, in factories and offices, in the professions, and in family living.
We thank you, Lord, for the gift and opportunity of work; may our efforts always be pure of heart, for the good of others and the glory of your name.
We lift up to you all who long for just employment and those who work to defend the rights and needs of workers everywhere.
May those of us who are now retired always remember that we still make a valuable contribution to our Church and our world by our prayers and deeds of charity.
May our working and our resting all give praise to you until the day we share together in eternal rest with all our departed in your Kingdom as you live and reign Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
–The Archdiocese of Detroit
Today, we celebrate the tireless efforts of the workers making vital contributions to American society daily. By standing for workers’ rights both at home and abroad, we stand for prosperity, democracy, and stability, for the U.S. & for the people of all nations. #LaborDay pic.twitter.com/xjeVtAR8Rl
— Department of State (@StateDept) September 2, 2019