We Ask, We Seek, We Knock, We Pray!

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Last night, just as I was about to sit and write this prayer, my lights flickered, then the wifi went down, and like many of you, we lost power.  “Just perfect,” I thought.

How Lightning Influences us Spiritually

2020 has been a monster of a year.  It has taken so much.  Recently, I asked some students what they missed most from our pre-pandemic days.  This is what they told me, in no particular order: 

  • Going to the movies
  • Being all together
  • hugs
  • Playing a regular sports season
  • Seeing my grandparents
  • Being able to eat our food in Dunkin
  • Seeing someone’s smile
  • Huddling around one lunch table in the cafeteria

Our nation and our world are in need of healing and of peace.  Over 200,000 people have lost their lives in this pandemic.  We cry out for racial justice for our brothers and sisters of color, and our very planet is on fire, global warming threatening our very existence. 

I’m not sure what the lessons of this year will be. But as I sit here writing by the flashlight of my phone, prayer seems like a good place to start.  In today’s Gospel, we are told, “Ask and you will receive, Seek and you will find, knock and the door will be open to you.” 

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And so, as a people of faith, we do what we do when we don’t know what else to do.  We ask, we seek, we knock, we pray.

God, our Father, Our Mother, Our Friend

Our source of all comfort.

Bring Healing to our world and to our friends,

To those who are ill and who are hurting

Surround them with your love

In these days that test our limits and try our patience,

May we grant each other charity, an extra measure of grace, a little more slack.

We know that, even as we are humbled and sad, we will laugh and rejoice again.

Take good care of us Oh Lord, so that we can take good care of one another.


St. John Baptist de La Salle: Pray for US

Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever!

Morning Prayer:  Thursday October 8 – Mrs. Christine Estes, Lasallian Animator


Afternoon Reflection:


Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God:

Who or what in your life needs God’s peace and healing? In what circumstances today were you able to grant another charity, patience, or grace?  How can you take better care of those around you? 

St. John Baptist de La Salle: Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever!