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 to us all a pride 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.

–U.S. Book of Common Prayer, “For Commerce and Industry,” (1979), p. 259

  • I have long fantasized about helping to push, somehow, Christians towards the only way to reduce poverty — by creating wealth. And how companies, where owners voluntarily contract with workers, are the peaceful, wealth creation means of humans working in relative harmony.

    I think the 5 Talents org should be more publicized (I have previously fantasized about a 10 Talents org, or one called “Jesus was a Carpenter” for supporting wood working small businesses).