Virtual Prayers for Workers

These are short prayers on behalf of workers in our community.  
Please share them with others through social media or other means so that these prayers can be lifted up in remembrance of all workers.

Source of Justice who is known by many names;
Open our eyes that we may see the immigrant and undocumented;
Not as threats, but as brothers and sisters whose dignity is tied to our own dignity;
And whose lack of freedom calls into question our own freedom;
The farm worker, the hotel maid, the line cook, the childcare provider, the healthcare worker, and so many others.

From A Prayer for Immigrants by Rev. Jessica Vazquez Torrez

Bring forth song and celebration;
So that the Spirit will be alive among us.
So that we will never tire of the struggle.
Let us remember those who have died for justice;
For they have given us life.
Help us love even those who hate us;
So we can change the world.

From Prayer of César Chávez, adapted into litany form by ™›’•April McGlothin

Creator God, you formed the world and its people with your hands. 
As we use our hands, our heads, and our hearts in co-creating the world in our many and varied vocations, 
we are especially aware of our vulnerability and fragility. 
We suffer with those injured at the workplace. 
We mourn with the families of the killed and injured. 
But our mourning will be hollow without a change in our lives.
 Awaken our passion for justice for those workers 
who come in contact with dangerous chemicals, fast-moving machines, and long hours. 
And grant us hope. Amen.

From Memory and Hope