(Prayer offered on the Public Address system for the entire La Salle Academy educational community on Monday, 8 May 2017)
Let us remember we are in the Holy presence of loving God…
As my husband and I worked tirelessly bringing our yard back to life this weekend, I couldn’t help but think of all the new beginnings that the spring season brings—a time to renew your relationship with God, a time to cherish and be thankful for those in your life who are so important to you, and for the Seniors, a time to start your life beyond La Salle, bringing with you all that you have learned here. Spring is the time when the Earth brings forth all its new life and hope renews itself. The days are longer, the air is warmer and everyone starts to spend more time outdoors enjoying the sun and each other. Flowers break through the softening earth; the trees have new buds and a definite hue of green; and the birds sing with great joy. It is a time for all to shake off the “dust” of winter and renew the hope in our lives.
Let us pray,
Spring is a metaphor for change. Some changes we eagerly await, and some we do not. Some changes we plan and others arrive uninvited. To all these changes we ask the gift of Your perspective beckoning us to expectation, hope, and rebirth.
May the sunlight and the rain be reminders that You are at work renewing the earth. As a God of renewal, You are ever at work in our lives, too.
Open our eyes and lives to the needed changes in our lives this Spring. Awaken us to new life and perspective.
St. John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever.
Morgan Kane–Mathematics Teacher