Prayers of the Week

Our thought for today, Monday June 22, is by Joni Mitchell from her song “BOTH SIDES NOW”

“Something’s lost, but something’s gained, in living every day”

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Dear God,

Looking back at this year, there have been a lot of things we’ve lost, but there are also so many things we have gained.

What did we lose? 

Movie theatre popcorn.

Coffee with the boys.  

Shopping in stores.

Walking through the Cherry Blossoms at the park.

Group fitness classes at the gym.

Funerals and Masses.

Dinner parties.

What did we gain?

Time with family.

Moments that pushed us into learning something new.

Old fashioned cooking at home.

A longing to be with family and friends.

Solitude.

Quiet.

A slower pace of life.

A cleaner environment.

Maybe, more of a prayer life!

As we begin our day, help us to remember God that no matter what we have lost, it’s nothing compared to what we have gained…another day to live!

Let us have an ‘attitude of gratitude’ today!

We ask or this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Our Lady…PRAY FOR US! 

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

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Today is Tuesday June 23rd is dedicated to our Grads…

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

As our grads come to the school today to pick up some memories and bring closure to their high school years, we ask the You God be with them.

If they are feeling deflated by an ending that they didn’t want or ask for, help comfort them.

If they are nervous about their next step, calm their restless and anxious hearts and minds.

If they are sad about the end of high school, flood their minds with the awesome memories of high school.

We pray that life will treat them kind.

We pray that when life gets hard (and it will) let them know that they have standing behind them their family, their friends and YOU GOD!

Let their lives be a witness to Your Love.

Let them be compassionate and kind and help them to always remember the poor and those people in the world who do not have as much as they do.

We pray for our grads today and always!

Amen.

Our Lady…PRAY FOR US! 

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

AMEN

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Our reflection for this Wednesday, the 24th of June…

I found this little reflection and I could not have written it any better!

Do yourself a favour and take some time to answer these great year end questions!

I pray the Lord will be with you as you reflect on these questions!

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Today is Thursday June 25th, our thought today is from Moses in the book of Exodus 9:1 

“LET MY PEOPLE GO!”

Good morning God,

As we are on the cusp of our last day for this school year, we ask You to help us look back at a year that seems like it was out of a science fiction novel.  In the blink of an eye, March break turned into empty streets, empty gyms and empty churches.  Our schools were empty and the malls were vacant.  The playgrounds were silent and the movie theatres silent.  

Why should we remember this God?

We are always called to celebrate our lives, even when they do not go as planned! 

Life is to be cherished so, help us to celebrate this school year. 

We all survived.

We learned.

We struggled.

We learned.

As we get ready to leave this year behind, help us to look back and celebrate making it to the finish line!

Amen.

Our Lady…PRAY FOR US! 

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Today is Friday, June 26th and there is no prayer for today because we will, as a staff on TEAMS, have our closing Liturgy of the Word.

Have a great summer everyone!

It has been my pleasure praying ‘with you virtually’ since March.

God bless you all!

And remember, if you need anything this summer, you have my number now!

Peace!

Chaplain Wayne

Robinson, BarbPrayers of the Week