(Prayer offered on the Public Address system for the entire La Salle Academy educational community on Wednesday morning, 20 May 2015–the last day of classes for the Seniors)
Let us remember…we are in the holy presence of God.
Over the past few days , we have heard many of our seniors lead us in morning prayer. As I listened to their beautiful reflections about their experiences here at La Salle I was moved by each of them. Although they talked about many aspects of their high school careers, I couldn’t help but notice that the underlying message in all the prayers was that they were thankful–thankful for the relationships they have built and the individuals that have touched their lives.
For a moment, let us turn the tables and thank the the Class of 2015 for their contributions to our school community. An amazing and talented class, I could thank them for their academic achievements, their athletic championships, their outstanding theater productions, or their strong leadership skills, but that is not what this senior class holds dear. These are only the fruits of their labor.
Seniors, we thank you for the many lessons we have learned from you. As individuals, your willingness to grow and to be open to new ideas and situations is an asset to all of you. Your collective energy and enthusiasm has made a lasting impression upon our faculty and staff and our underclassmen. You have inspired us with your intuitive sense of what it means to be a part of a community, and we are continually impressed with the compassion and kindness that you show one another. Your loyalty to one another and to La Salle Academy has been a gift to all who have witnessed it.
Let us pray,
Loving Father, Let us give thanks for this amazing community and all the blessings that come with it. As the seniors so eloquently prayed, we pray too that you help us see more clearly those in our lives that care for us and remind us to say thank you to them. We pray in a special way for the Class of 2015 as they finish their time here at the Academy. Give them confidence as they take their exams and keep them safe as they enjoy all of their senior activities. Dear Father hold them close to you as they begin their new journeys. Remind them always of what together they built here, and give them courage and zeal to go from La Salle to create new communities of love and loyalty always serving in your name. Amen.
St John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us
Live Jesus in our Hearts…Forever.
Wynter Kelly–Dean of the Class of 2015