February 17, 2016
Prayer by Laine ’16
Good morning. I want to ask that you take a quick moment to think. Picture your favorite place in the world. Picture it in its entirety. Maybe you’re on the top of a mountain, standing in a field of wild flowers or snow. Or maybe your toes are sinking into the cool sand of your favorite beach while your skin soaks up some warm sun rays. Or maybe you’re reading a book on a dock at your favorite lake while boats pass by. Think about the smell of the pine trees or the salt water. Think about the warm or cold breeze brushing your cheeks. Think about the amazing sunset or sunrise you are watching. Now that you have this place in mind, think about how much of the scenery is nature. God tells us to care for our environment and to cherish it, but why does it seem so hard to do? Why do we still throw all of our lunch away when we know things can be composted or recycled? Why do we still take long showers knowing that extra water could be used for something better? Or why do we leave lights on when we leave a room? This Lenten season, we as a school are trying to make being environmentally conscious a bit easier to do. Maybe you’ve noticed the posters up above the trisorters, or the stickers on the lunch containers, or the articles in the halls and bathrooms. So next time you are at lunch, think about that beautiful place you pictured earlier and how beautiful and pure that nature is. Wouldn’t you want to keep it that way?
Let us pray,
Lord, grant us the wisdom to care for the earth.
Help us to act now for the good of future generations and all your creatures.
Help us to see your ever-present love around us today and everyday.