Lord, you know the frustrations of work in this fallen world. Work is done that appears to be wasted effort. But You say we are not done - for there are fish for us to catch, there are fields ripe for us to harvest. As the Father sent You, You send us out to gather others into the Resurrection with the net of Your forgiveness and peace. Therefore, especially when we feel like being done, please be our strength and rest, our hope and joy, our peace and forgiveness. Free us from despair as You open our eyes, hearts, and minds to see that labor in Your kingdom is never in vain.
(This sermon by Pastor Weedon led to this prayer.)