A Labor Day Prayer To St. Joseph

Prayer for the Spirit of Work
Glorious St. Joseph,
model of all who pass their life in labor,
obtain for me the grace to work in a spirit of penance
to atone for my many sins;
to work conscientiously,
putting the call of duty above my own inclinations;
to work with gratitude and joy,
considering it an honor to use and develop by my labor
the gifts I have received from God;
to work with order, peace, moderation, and patience,
without ever recoiling before weariness or difficulties.
Help me to work, above all, with purity of intention
and with detachment from self,
having always before my eyes the hour of death
and the accounting which I must render
of time lost, talents wasted, good omitted,
and vain complacency in success,
which is so fatal to the work of God.
All for Jesus,
all for Mary,
all after your example,
O Patriarch Joseph!
This shall be my watchword in life and in death.

Have a Blessed Labor Day!
May St. Joseph the worker intercede for all those unable to work or unable to find work.


Anne said…
What a perfect post for Labor Day Karinann! Who else but St. Joseph!
Oh how I needed this prayer when I was working, but I'll keep it now for my everyday duties. Thank you Karinann. Wonderful prayer for Labor Day!
Gabriella said…
Happy Labor day :)

(ours is on May 1st but it's very 'communist' based)!
ViolinMama said…
I'm showing this to my husband. Thanks Karinann. Your thoughtfulness is always so uplifting.

Have a great day!