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December 4

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Elementary

We start our prayer today in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

This week we begin looking forward to the birth of Jesus at Christmas. This time we are now in is called Advent and is marked by a notion that "someone special is coming". 

This can be a time of excitement and the frustration of waiting as we look forward to the greatest present of all – the Son of God – at Christmas! But it is not Christmas yet.

St. Luke invites us to look for the signs of God and Jesus in our world.

The trouble is, is that sometimes we do not look for Jesus. We're too busy or too distracted at this time of year so we need to pray to help us slow down and be open to Jesus in our lives.

And we pray:

Lord, help us to slow down

And look for your love around us in our schools

Our families and our friends.

Change our eyes so we can see you.

Change our minds so that we can imagine you with us every day.

Change our hearts can see Jesus in us as we approach his birthday.

We ask this in Jesus' name,

Amen.

Today we keep our elders, the keepers of our histories, in our prayers. Yesterday was also the United Nations Day of Disabled Persons so we pray for all people struggling with such challenges.

We continue our day in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.​


High School

We start our prayer today in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

This past Sunday marked the beginning of a new year in our Church life.  So, we begin a time of reflection around the birth of Jesus the Christ. This time is called Advent and is marked by a notion that "someone special is coming".

This can be a time of intense, excited waiting as we look forward to the greatest present of all – the Son of God – at Christmas! But it is not Christmas yet.

In Luke's gospel we are asked to look for the signs of God in our world. We are invited to see signs of Jesus' love and forgiveness all around us to prepare for the great season of Christmas that is almost upon us.

The trouble is, is that we don't look. We're too busy or too distracted so we need to pray for help to slow us down so we can somehow recognize Jesus in our lives. To help us we focus Pope Francis invites us to keep our elders, the keepers of our histories, in our prayers. We can also take time to remember that yesterday was the United Nations Day of Disabled Persons so we must pray for all people struggling with such challenges.

Today we pray to slow down and begin to look for Jesus in our world:

And we pray:

Lord, help us to slow down

And look for your love around us in our schools

Our families and our friends.

Change our eyes so we can see you.

Change our minds so that we can imagine you with us every day.

Change our hearts can see Jesus in all of us

as we approach his birthday.

We ask this in Jesus' name,

Amen.

We continue our day in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.