Treasure Valley Prays

Jesus Falls for the Third Time

A maintenance worker sanitizes the handrails outside a homeless shelter.
A maintenance worker sanitizes the handrails outside a homeless shelter.

Station 9 – A maintenance worker sanitizes…

That kept so many warm-

Emily Dickinson

God of all goodness, we thank you for the
dedication of maintenance and janitorial
workers across the world. Their steadfast
sterilizing has helped to protect millions in
hospital hallways, grocery store aisles, and
nursing homes. Help us to better see the
good work of people keeping disease at
bay. Encourage them in their exhaustion
and grant them rest from their labor, we
ask all of this in the humble name of Jesus.
Amen.

Who are some of the people in your community whose
essential work has gone largely unseen? Why is that? How
have you expressed gratitude?

One way many of us express appreciation to those who help us is to invite them to a dinner we prepare in our homes (or take them to a restaurant). While we may not feel comfortable doing that for service people who help care for our homes and yards (or other services we need), consider giving them an extra gift of money/gift certificate (beyond the customary tip) equal to the cost of the meal we would serve or purchase that shows your appreciation.

 

Art by Mary Button – used with permission

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