Let's Get Down to Earth - Reflections on Rogation Days - Part 3
The second collect for rogation days reflects the changes that accompanied our transition from an agricultural to an industrial society as we became separated from a direct connection between our work and our food. I am reminded to seek God’s favor even in the tasks in which I can pretend that I have control.
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ in his earthly life shared our toil and hallowed our labor: Be present with your people where they work; make those who carry on the industries and commerce of this land responsive to your will; and give us all a right satisfaction in what we do, and a just return for our labor; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.