(Prayer offered on the Public Address system for the entire La Salle Academy educational community on Monday, 11 February 2019—Black History Month)
Let us remember we are in the holy presence of a loving God.
I will be reading a poem by cwoods.
Beautiful woman this poem is for you
Full of beauty and grace
Rare black Queen sitting high on your throne
No one can take your place
Your heart is full of pure gold
Never to be played with
Bought or sold
Your Love is Patient Your Love is kind
Always trying to bring joy to others even when you can’t do it for yourself
And keeping them close in mind
A good woman is what you are
A woman to whom is proud of who she is and what she stands for
Never seeking definition from whom she is with
A strong woman is what I see when I look at you
One who can pick up the small pieces of her broken heart
And carry on as if she was never hurt in the first place.
When talking about this woman I can’t help but smile
Knowing the woman that I can speak so highly of is ME.
Let us pray:
God, give us all the confidence we need to be the best that we can be: to remember where we came from and our royal blood; to know our own worth and to not let anyone change who we are; to be strong when others try to bring us down because they do not understand us.; to spread out love to others and show how unique each one of us is. To the “Rare black Queens” sitting on your thrones, do not let the hate stop you from taking your place.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle…Pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts…Forever.
Monique DaFonseca–Class of 2019