Prayer of the Day
O God, at whose word we go forth to our work and labor until the evening; Be merciful to all whose duties are difficult or burdensome, and comfort them in their toil. Shield from bodily accident and harm the workmen at their work. Protect the efforts of sober and honest industry, and do not let employers withhold the honest wages of those who labor. Incline the heart of employers and of those whom they employ to mutual forbearance, fairness, and good will.
Give the spirit of governance and of a sound mind to all in positions of authority. Bless all those who labor in works of mercy or in schools. Care for all aged persons, and all little children, the sick and the afflicted, and those who travel by land, sea, or air. Remember all who by reason of weakness are overtasked, or because of poverty are forgotten. Let the sorrows and regrets of prisoners come before you; and according to the greatness of your power, preserve those who are appointed to die. Give ear unto my prayer, O merciful and gracious Father, for the love of your dear Son, our Savior Jesus Christ.