Gracious heavenly Father, as the United States pauses to contemplate the freedom to work and the employment opportunities that are available to us, may we never lose sight of the fact that it is only because of your grace and favor that we are able to work. Thank you, Lord, for all your blessings, past and present. Thank you for the joy of relaxation. May all that I do at work and school give glory to you and your precious name. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, whom I love and serve. Amen.