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Lord Jesus,

through the life You chose to lead on earth

You showed forth the value of human work

-- though often done in toil, all your work was a prayer,

a sacrifice pleasing to God.

Grant me too, my savior,

the grace to realize the potential of work to transform me,

making me ever more patient, diligent, generous and fruitful.

And most specially, my Lord,

bestow on me the grace to bring to the work of each moment

an air of peacefulness and prayerfulness.

Through the intercession of St. Joseph, patron of workers,

I ask all this.


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