A Prayer for the National Day of Mourning

A Prayer for the National Day of Mourning
Posted on 04/28/2017
Every year on April 28th we pay our respects to, and remember, the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. We also honour the many families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies.

Please join us in a prayer as we remember those affected by workplace accidents on this National Day of Mourning.

Loving God,

we often witness tragedies

that do not make sense to us.

Today we remember those who have been

killed or injured in the workplace.

These men and women are mothers and fathers,

sisters and brothers, sons and daughters,

friends and neighbours.

May the families and friends of these victims

be comforted by the loving support of others.

As we remember the lost and injured, help each of us

to commit to workplace safety and heath so that

all places of work are life giving and

free of unnecessary danger.

Protect  each of us in our work each day.

We ask this prayer through Jesus, the Risen One.