September 4th – Monday

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. – Psalm 51:12

Happy Labor Day! Congress officially recognized the first Monday in September as a day to celebrate the labor movement in the United States in 1889. Thirty states already had a local holiday dedicated to labor prior to President Gover Cleveland signing the bill into law, establishing the federal celebration. Nationally, the right of workers to form unions and collectively bargain for better conditions has been protected by the Department of Labor, which was formed in 1913. The Labor Department works to ensure that Americans are able to work in safe conditions, are paid according to law, and manages unemployment benefits. The history of employment in the U.S. is constantly evolving. As you pray today, remember that it is God who has given humanity the duty and ability to work (Genesis 2:5-20). Ask the Lord to show you where He would have you invest your time and effort!

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su as she oversees the administration’s employment policies.
  • For members of Congress as they consider laws and regulations that impact employers and workers.
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