(Prayer offered on the intranet and the Public Address system for the entire La Salle Academy educational community on Friday morning, 22 May 2015)
Let us remember we are in the holy presence of a loving God.
The six women in that video used to be mothers—three of them are mothers whose children have been adopted victims of La Salle Academy. Everyday they thought of their children’s futures. They imagined them growing up to be the amazing people they had always prayed for them to be. But in one day, one moment, all of those dreams were taken away.
The lives of those people were taken from them, from one bad decision. Not just a decision they chose to make, but one that someone else did.
Think about all the great things you want to do in your future and the family that you want to have. The places you want to go and the people you want to be. Those people were never able to experience that. Just because of one bad decision. Its not always you that makes the destructive decision, but someone else, and you could be in harm’s way.
Let us pray: Lord, give us the gift of wisdom to know right from wrong. We pray for the mothers in the video and all people who have lost loved ones due to the destructive decisions of another person. Keep us holy and safe in your care. Amen.
St John Baptist de La Salle………………………..pray for us!
Live Jesus in our hearts…………………………..forever!
Courtney Caccia and Gabriella Celico—Class of 2018 and SADD members