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God of life,
Creator of the earth and all that it contains,
you rested and beheld all that you had made
and you saw that it was good.

Encourage us to lift our heads from the daily grind
and know that we are always in your sight.

Empower us to break the chains that bind us in unfulfilling work,
and to bring hope to those that toil unseen.

Open our eyes to see what is truly important
and lead us to seek the real wealth that only comes from you,
making itself felt in dignity and justice for all.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Prayer: Catherine Gorman/CAFOD

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