A Benedicite for Human Work

Devotional / Produced by partner of TOW

This Benedicite for Human Work was written by Jim Cotter and Paul Payton, with emphasis changes by Mark Mohrlang.

Let the sowers of seed bless you, great God, the gardeners and farmers sing your praise.  May the fishers and foresters bless you, Beloved, praise your name and glorify you forever.

Let the bread from grain bless you, great God, the wine from the grape sing your praise.  May the transformations from cooks bless you, Beloved, praise your name and glorify you forever.

Let the spinners and weavers bless you, great God, the designers of clothes sing your praise.  May the salesmen and retailers bless you, Beloved, praise your name and glorify you forever.

Let the sounds and silences of music bless you, great God, the great composers sing your praise.  May the improvisers of jazz bless you, Beloved, praise your name and glorify you forever.

Let the software and civil engineers bless you, great God, the architects sing your praise.  May the pastors and clergy bless you, Beloved, praise your name and glorify you forever.

Let the marketers and advertisers bless you, great God, the entrepreneurs sing your praise.  May the attorneys and judges bless you, Beloved, praise your name and glorify you forever.

Let the educators bless you, great God, the academics and authors sing your praise.  May the doctors and nurses bless you, Beloved, praise your name and glorify you forever.

Let the sculptor and scientists bless you, great God, the business owners and janitors sing your praise.  May the artists and baristas bless you, Beloved, praise your name and glorify you forever.