as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
since you know that you will receive
an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.
It is the Lord Christ you are serving."
(Colossians 3:23-24, TNIV)
Almighty God, you have so linked our lives one with another
that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives:
So guide us in the work we do,
that we may do it not for self alone,
but also for the common good;
and, as we seek a proper return for our own labor,
make us mindful of the rightful aspirations
of other workers,
and arouse our concern
for those who are out of work;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.
(adapted from the Book of Common Prayer)