God of Our Mothers and Fathers, God of Labor and Love, Purpose and Profession, Jobs and Justice:
We give thanks for the good things that work lends to our lives and promise to lead lives of good works.
We pray to “bring more than a paycheck to our loved ones and families.” *
That the worth of our work can be measured by more than money.
That the things we do make a difference.
That our jobs allow us to be more than good consumers.
We pray that “the work of our hands have lasting value.” **
And that the capacity for lasting value remains in our hands.
Let our work be a labor of love.
And let love be ever present in our labor.
Recalling that avodah means both “work” and “prayer” may we be mindful that prayer is a form of work.
And remember that work is a form of prayer.
May this be our Blessing and let us say:
* “More than a Paycheck” written and recorded by Sweet Honey and The Rock.
**Psalm 90:11—17 see rendering in Gates of Prayer.