The Christmas story is where God meets the world of work and our economy; from the shepherds at work in the fields, to the Innkeeper and his staff, and even the officials there in Bethlehem to conduct the census on which taxes would be based, so much part of our economy now as then. As we celebrate Christ’s birth this Christmas, whatever our work, we pray that God would meet us and fill us with Christ’s light, peace and love.
Almighty God, bless us in our work;
Give courage to those whose work is insecure;
Justice to those excluded from the opportunity to work;
Care to those whose work is undervalued;
Protection to those whose work is dangerous;
And to all, the knowledge of your presence and peace through Christ in whose name we pray.