To pray, really, to pray is hard work, but it is God’s work and man’s best labor. (E. M. Bounds, 19th & 20th century attorney and author)

In the United States we celebrate the first Monday in September as Labor Day, honoring all those hard working citizens who produce the products and services we all depend on. Today’s quote is an unusual “twist” on labor, isn’t it? No doubt, it would be good for us to do our work well but also to pay more attention to our interactions with God.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)