Taize Sept. 3: Praying for All Who Labor

As we gather for this September Taize prayer service, we in the United States are about to celebrate Labor Day. It is time to reflect on the dignity of work. Our work not only provides money to put food on our table and a roof over our heads, we also have the privilege of joining our labor with that of the Divine Creator.

Be comfortable with the silence after the chance and readings. Use it to reflect on the word you have just heard or chanted.

Together, we pray:

Lord God,
For the gift of work, we are grateful in this prayer.
We are thankful for the dignity and creative challenge
of our unique tasks.

For the work that ennobles us,
that lifts up our spirits,
we are grateful.

By means of these labors,
we are able to give flesh to our spiritual dreams
and to work out the salvation of the earth.

We take time to thank You
for those common tasks that we must perform each day,
those necessary labors of life
by which, according to Your Divine Plan,
we are also to create the Kingdom here in our midst.

Blessed are You, Lord our God,
who enhances our lives with work.


Thank you for joining us from various places around the world in this online Taize prayer service. Please join us again on the first Thursday in October.

Also check out our website pbrnewalcenter.org for other offerings that you can access through the internet.

Stay safe and healthy until we meet in again in prayer.

Join the Precious Blood Renewal Center team for a prayer service in the Taize style. This video goes live on three locations September 3.

Taizé Prayer is sung, ecumenical community prayer. It originated with a monastic community in France and has spread to numerous spots around the world. The prayer service uses chant melodies and simple accompaniment along with moments of silence in a meditative atmosphere, to allow the finger of God to touch one’s soul.

Nothing is more conducive to communion with the living God than meditative common prayer. When the mystery of God becomes tangible through the simple beauty of symbols, when it is not smothered by too many words, then a common prayer awakens us to heaven’s joy on earth.

Precious Blood Renewal Center welcomes everyone. It is a safe and sacred place for all people, offering healing and hope, renewal and reconciliation. The center is a ministry of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, a Roman Catholic religious congregation.

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