Today the church celebrates Monday of the First Week in Ordinary Time. Let us pray. O God who willed to subject the forces of nature to human labor, mercifully grant that undertaking in a Christian spirit what we do, we may merit to join our brothers and sisters in practicing sincere charity, and in advancing the fulfillment of your divine work of creation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.