Prayer for the Work Day

Almighty God, thank Thee for the job of this day. 
May we find gladness in all its toil and difficulty, 
its pleasure and success, 
and even in its failure and sorrow. 
We would look always away from ourselves, 
and behold the glory and the need of the world 
that we may have the will and the strength to bring 
the gift of gladness to others; 
that with them we stand to bear 
the burden and heat of the day 
and offer Thee the praise of work well done.


–Bishop Charles Lewis Slattery (1867-1930)

The Lord’s Prayer – ESV

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

This is the Lord’s Prayer as it appears in Matthew 6:9-13 in the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible.