(Prayer offered on the Public Address system for the entire La Salle Academy educational community on Friday morning, 1 June 2018)
Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.
Well folks we made it. You and I did it. We got to the final day of classes. I know at times it did not look like it would happen. Did your year turn out the way you imagined? Probably not. If your year was anything like mine, it took twists and turns I could never have foreseen—mistakes that took me off guard, successes that I never saw coming. But through God’s grace and some work on our part we got through. I’d like to close this year of classes with one of my favorite prayers. It’s a well known one and Brother Tom began this year with it. So it seems fitting to close with it too. As you listen to the words, I’d ask that you take a moment and offer to God all the challenges and joys of this past year. Take a minute to thank God for the people and experiences of this academic year.
Let us pray:
I asked for strength that I might achieve;
I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health that I might do greater things;
I was given infirmity that I might do better things.
I asked for riches that I might be happy;
I was given poverty that I might be wise.
I asked for power that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life;
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I had asked for,
but everything that I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself my unspoken prayers were answered;
I am, among all people, most richly blessed.
St. John Baptist de La Salle: Pray for us
Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever!
Christine Estes–Director of Campus Ministry