Prayers of the faithful for Labour Day – #7 OPTIONS

Prayers of the faithful for Labour Day
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Prayers of the faithful for Labour Day – #7 OPTIONS

Here are 7 Different sets of prayers of the faithful specifically for Labour Day, and written following the instructions of the General instructions of the Roman Missal.

Thanks to the varied option, all conceivable circumstances are accounted for. Also, you can convert this into a pdf with the click of a single button, hopefully this saves you some time today to prepare for other aspects of the Mass.

Prayers of the faithful for Labour Day

The sets of intentions in this post contain two optional intentions, labeled I and II. Intention I addresses a local, topical need for the living, while Intention II is for the deceased, with an option to add names if customary.

OPTION #1

  1. For the holy Catholic Church, that she may remain faithful to the teachings of Christ and the apostles, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For the labor unions and worker organizations committed to combating exploitation and upholding worker solidarity, that they may be guided by sound moral principles, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. That those who are overworked, underpaid, or lack job security may soon find relief and fair treatment, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For all men and women whose labor, though unseen, makes our lives safer and more secure, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For those who feel undervalued in their jobs, That they may receive the recognition and respect they deserve. Let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, special projects or events, etc.)

II. That the Son of Man may grant his salvation to those who have died, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #2

  1. For the Pope and all bishops, that they may lead the Church with wisdom, humility and zeal in proclaiming the Gospel, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For all workers, that they may receive a just wage, safe working conditions, and meaningful employment that enables them to maximize their full potentials, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those who are unemployed or underemployed, that through the solidarity of our community they may find opportunities to use their God-given talents and abilities, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For entrepreneurs and business leaders, that they may uphold the rights of workers while also serving the common good, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For an end to the structural injustices and inequalities that lead to the exploitation of workers, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, special projects or events, etc.)

II. That the Son of Man may grant his salvation to those who have died, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #3

  1. For the unity of all Christians, that the Lord may heal divisions and bring all who profess faith in Christ into full communion, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For all who labor, whether in offices, factories, fields, schools or homes, that through their work they may experience the dignity of using their gifts to glorify God, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For migrants, refugees, and all who labor in inhuman conditions, that their rights and their human dignity may be protected, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. That the value of work may be honored and upheld in our societies, realizing it is both a gift and a participation in the continuing creation of the world, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For all the unemployed, and those struggling to support their families with insufficient wages, that Christ the Worker may open new opportunities for them, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, special projects or events, etc.)

II. That the Son of Man may grant his salvation to those who have died, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #4

  1. That the Church may be renewed in holiness through the witness of her saints and the revival of her sacred liturgy and traditions, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For legislators and policy makers, that they may enact laws upholding the rights and protections of workers and families, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For all who toil in demeaning or abusive situations, that they may be freed from their burdens and find work that honors their God-given dignity, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For mothers and fathers who labor tirelessly to care for their families, that they may be sustained by faith and comforted by Christ the humble worker, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, special projects or events, etc.)

II. That the Son of Man may grant his salvation to those who have died, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #5

  1. That the Church’s ministers may be faithful images of the Good Shepherd, selflessly serving their flocks through preaching, the sacraments, and works of charity, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For all men and women engaged in intellectual labor, study, research, and creative endeavors, that their pursuit of truth may benefit humanity, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For farmers and agricultural workers who labor to provide the food we need, that their critical work may be justly compensated and appreciated, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. That the equal dignity of all work, whether manual or intellectual, domestic or public, may be upheld in our society, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For Christians in the workplace, that they may be faithful witnesses to the call for justice, charity, and holiness in our labor and businesses, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, special projects or events, etc.)

II. That the Son of Man may grant his salvation to those who have died, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #6

  1. For all missionaries who take the Gospel to other nations, that their efforts may be blessed, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For the labor movement and all worker associations, that they may responsibly defend the legitimate rights of workers, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For ethical Business Owners and managers who esteem their employees as cherished collaborators rather than commodities, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For an end to human trafficking, child labor, unjust discrimination, and every offense against the dignity of work, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. That on this Labor Day we may renew our commitment as a nation to upholding the rights and protections deserved by all workers, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, special projects or events, etc.)

II. That the Son of Man may grant his salvation to those who have died, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #7

  1. For vocations to the consecrated life, where men and women labor tirelessly in prayer for the whole world, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For those in authority over the workforce and economy, that they may enact just policies upholding the rights and wellbeing of all workers, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. That international organizations may successfully combat forced labor, human trafficking, and other offenses against the dignity of work, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For all who face unemployment, underemployment, or unsafe working conditions, that they may find satisfying work, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our sick, bereaved, etc., special projects or events.
  6. That the Son of Man may grant his salvation to those who have died, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, special projects or events, etc.)

II. That the Son of Man may grant his salvation to those who have died, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

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