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Creator God, our heavenly Father,
your Son was a carpenter in Nazareth:
we pray for all those who labor
in our factories and shops.
Grant them wisdom and honesty, strength and skill,
to provide for themselves
and for the needs of our country.
Look with compassion on the landless poor,
the unemployed and homeless,
the orphans and the hungry,
and grant us your power to work towards justice
in transforming their lives for your glory;
through the risen Lord Jesus Christ,
who had nowhere to lay his head.
prayer from Kenya
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;
maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
Transfiguration of Jesus by Armando Alemdar Ara via Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0
wall in El Salvador by By Alison McKellar from Camden, Maine, USA (CIMG0010.JPG Uploaded by Gary Dee) [CC BY 2.0 ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
The Pentecost, by El Greco, c.1600, via Wikimedia Commons
Creation of Adam – detail – Michelangelo Buonarroti [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons