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Let the favor of our God be upon us, and prosper
for us the work of our hands- 
O prosper the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17

Morning

Hands scarred by loving the earth, the seeds of invention
tenderly planted; energetically weeding the past,
making food and friends without gloves,
a life lived without protection from the elements.

Divine Presence, we thank you that you call us to rise, to work, to do those things that benefit this earth, its creatures and all humanity.  May all that we do today be pleasing to you and support the growth of all into your community of peace and love. Amen

So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labor of each. For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.
1 Corinthians 3:7-9

May the wages that we receive also be those of peace and trust in God’s love. May the work that we accomplish alone and with others lead to justice and compassion for all. So be it.

Noon
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
which shines brighter and brighter until full day. Proverbs 4:18

May the path I walk today show me the way of compassion and healing. May I feel the light of Christ dwelling within me. Amen

Evening

As evening breezes cool the land, sharing breath with ocean, relaxing into the time of rest and flow, so may we offer our day as the evening sacrifice, the work of our hands, a holy offering to God.

They heard the sound of the Holy One walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and they hid themselves from the Divine Presence among the trees of the garden. Genesis 3:8

Loving and Holy One, in Christ we learn not to fear you or our own limitations, but to offer our strengths and weaknesses to your purposes in our lives and in creation. May all that we have done today support and encourage the work of healing for the earth. Amen.

Child’s Prayer

Angels, angels in the night
standing guard ‘til morning light.
Bless my mom and bless my dad.
Thank you for the day I’ve had.

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