The United States celebrates Labor Day the first Monday in September to honor workers.
To help prepare for Labor Day, read Amos 5:12-15 (Seek good and hate evil; work for justice); Psalm 2 (Serve the Lord); 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 (Don't be idle); and John 6:5-14, 26-27 (Know the difference between bread that perishes and bread that sustains forever).
O God, you have bound us together in this life.
Give us grace to understand how our lives depend on the courage, the industry, the honesty, and the integrity of all who labor. May we be mindful of their needs, grateful for their faithfulness, and faithful in our responsibilities to them; through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen. [UMBOW 443]