Prayer for World Leaders
Dear Lord, please bless our land and our world leaders.
Please guide our world leaders, may they always seek the ways of righteousness, justice, and mercy.
Grant that they may be enabled by your powerful protection to lead our country with honesty and integrity.
Renee, Grade 4
Our Lenten Promise
My Lenten Promise is to pray as much as I can and to say longer prayers.
I chose this because sometimes I say short prayers. Gavin, Grade 3
Living in the Year of Mercy
I can serve at Mass and attend all church special events. I can stick up for people being bullied. I can give food, clothing, and shoes to people at HOPE. I can spread the Word of God. …Jordan, Grade 5
We chose Fast from Judging Others as our focus this week.
…Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:1, “stop judging that you may not be judged”. He means you should not judge others because you forgot your own faults. Judging people too quickly causes a person not to see the good side. … Ways to help yourself judge others are first to ask, “why am I judging?” and “What can I appreciate in that person? Finally, you can put yourself in the other persons shoes and imagine what they are going through. Cruz, Grade 6
This week was a special challenge to do the right thing. The students were asked to keep track of the good things this week and then the Seventh Graders wrote about them.
Year of Mercy
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” This is one of my favorite quotes from Amelia Earhart. Doing good deeds can lead to good things. If I simply open a door for an elderly person, it can brighten or even make their day.
I could also help out my dad later because it is his birthday. I could do this instead of getting him a gift that he may not use. I could ask my parents how their day went. They are always asking me how my day was, so I just want to see if I could cheer them up. — Mariel, Grade 7
Pray for Seminarians and Discerners
What I Imagine
When I imagine those who are in question of their vocation, I know that they need prayer. … When we, believers in Jesus Christ, pray for them, they become stronger through God. We pray for their well-being as they are away from their families, We pray for their faith, so that they will become strong through Christ. We pray for their decisions, so that they may choose the path that God created for them. — Catherine, Grade 8
The Calling to People’s Faith
Not every person in the world gets the calling to be a priest or nun. The people that receive that calling have a strong compassion for God and strong faith. This week, for the Year of Mercy, we are praying for all seminarians and those discerning their vocation. [… ] As we continue in thie year of Mercy, let us try not to just pray for the people with calling this week, but pray for them every day. Pedro, Grade 8