Heavenly Father – We praise You for giving us minds, hands, and hearts to earn a living and support those who depend on us. Please help us to be mindful that You are not just with us on Sundays but all the days of the week. At our work places please help us be patient with our fellow workers. Let us be partners in their success and growth. In thanksgiving to You, may we use the fruits of our labors to make a difference for those who are out of work, under paid, exploited or less fortunate. Help us to remember to give more to those who have less. May we strive to labor in ways that always please You. We pray that when our work in service to You is done that we find eternal and everlasting rest and love with You and Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
This Labor Day Prayer is written in memory of Oscar Ochoa, a man of great faith and service to the Lord, who worked tirelessly at my father’s printing company running the press. After I suffered polio, God through him, as my baseball coach, delivered a powerful, loving and angelic message which is featured in my soon to be published book, Bending Angels: Living Messengers of God’s Love (Clovercroft Publishing, October 2016). When Coach Ochoa was not running the press, he was giving back to the community of Christ all he had, until all that was left was his sacred soul now at rest with the Father of us all.