Monday, August 27, 2012

Labor Conquers Everything

Those of you who follow my posts know that I often share images of antique holiday postcards from my personal collection.  With Labor Day quickly approaching, I have a "Labor Day Souvenir" to show you.  

Antique Postcard from my Personal Collection
Labor Day Post Card Series No. 1, Circa 1909

Labor Day postcards are somewhat rare.   I have a grand total of two that I have been able to locate for my collection.  There is a another card from the series pictured above that I included in my post from Labor Day 2011.  The companion card features Lady Liberty and if you are interested, you can read last year's post here.



I'd like to close this post with a prayer since a robust economy could make the world a better place for us all.



A Prayer for Workers

Loving, Working God,
On this Sunday we ask your special blessing on all people who labor,
 either for pay or as volunteers, in jobs or at school, in the workplace or at home,
 in the U.S. and around the world.

We especially pray for your blessings on workers who do not have jobs
and for those whose inadequate pay does not allow them to live
 the full life you intend for each of us.

Creator God, help us to build a new world in the midst of the old.
A world where all workers are valued.
A world where those who clean houses are also able to buy houses to live in.
A world where those who grow food can also afford to eat their fill.
We pray for the coming of a world where all workers everywhere
 share in the abundance that you have given us.

We ask these things knowing that you give us the courage and strength
 to live out our faith in the workplace and the marketplace, as well as in the sanctuary.
Amen.


Until next time, live and love well.


This week I'll be sharing this post with
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe with an E
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7 comments:

Chenille Cottage said...

What a wonderful piece of history. I love any image that has a patriotic scene.
I hope you are having a great week, my friend,
Blessings,
Carolynn

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Debra! You are so lucky to have 2 Labor Day postcards! And they are pretty ones! Although I have lots of antique postcards I do not have a Labor Day one, I can't even find one at the Postcard shows I go to. Thankyou for sharing that lovely prayer! Gina

Sue said...

Great postcard, I like to see what was going on in the past, how they thought, how they talked and wrote. Also, the prayer is perfect for me to read today, and perfect for the world.
Blessings back to you,
Sue

Gina said...

That's a wonderful vintage postcard! I've never seen one for Labor Day before. What a treasure!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful post and I had fun looking at some of your dolls in your shop. I collect dolls! I have some with similar faces. I LOVE them!

Jann Olson said...

What a wonderful prayer! I have never seen Labor Day postcards. Both of them are wonderful! If I ever ran across one i would surely snatch it up to add to my postcard collection. Thanks for sharing with Share your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Love the prayer and cards--I feel I've stepped back in time. . .

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