Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Employment Novena Day 1

Well I turned in my last final today, so thats it. Graduation in January.

I told Dad that I need a couple of weeks to wallow in self-pity before looking for a job. But I'm going to start my novena for employment.

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Opening Payer (for each day)

O God, through human work you contunually perfect and direct the immense work of creation. Listen to the prayers of your people, and grant to everyone employment that ennobles and elevates. Thus, more united with each other, we can serve our brothers and disters through our work. Through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

Day 1: We are the work of God

Opening Prayer

For Meditation

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.... (Genesis 1:1-2, 31)

Yet, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. (Isaiah 64:8)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. (John 1:1-3)

To recall throughout the day

“But first seek the Kingdom and the will of God and all those things will be given to you also” (Matthew 6:33)

Closing Prayer (for each day)

Thank you, Lord, for this time of prayer for our loved ones and for ourselves. We are certain that with your grace we will not remain without dignified work. By participating in your creation, we will build up your kingdom here on Earth, a true society of brothers and sisters, united together as your children. Through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

2 comments:

Esther said...

I'm sure your prayers will be answered.

catholicandgop said...

I sort of fell off the novena-wagon, I'll have to start all over again.

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