Work is a gift from God. Reading the Book of Genesis we see that God created man to work (Gen 2,15), to develop his God-given talents by working and working well.
Work is part and parcel of man’s life on earth. It involves effort, weariness, exhaustion. But it is also the way to get the means we need to provide for ourselves and our families.
In our competitive society of Singapore we tend to compare ourselves with others according to achievements. But in the eyes of God that is different. “It makes no sense to classify men differently, according to their occupation, as if some jobs were nobler than others. Work, all work, bears witness to the dignity of man, to his dominion over creation. It is an opportunity to develop one’s personality. It is a bond of union with others, the way to support one’s family, a means of aiding in the improvement of the society in which we live and in the progress of all humanity” (St Josemaría Escriva, Christ is Passing By, 47).
We offer here 2 Novenas for Work:
1. Novena to find a job/ or to be able to work well and find inspiration to sanctify your work by working well.
Click the link to view: https://multimedia.opusdei.org/pdf/en/novena_for_work_remake2.pdf
2. The Novena for Work by Fr. Francisco Faus:
A great help to discover the value and dignity of their work. The novena is intended as an aid to anyone who is looking for a job or anyone who is facing hardship or conflict at work. It is also a great form of prayer for anyone who desires to sanctify their work and professional outlook.
The novena contains daily reflections for finding a job or doing your job well, and the Prayer for the Intercession of St. Josemaría.
Click the link to view: https://www.stjosemaria.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/novena_work.pdf