May 12, 2016
Prayer by Ms. DeGracia and her Advisory
When something comes to a close, often times people begin to reflect and reminisce. As the 2015 – 2016 school year wraps up soon, I, along with my Advisory, reflect on our year and even when we first met. As some of you know, our Advisory has a wise owl mascot and is nicknamed “The HootieHoos.” We’ve developed a bond over the last two years after meeting as strangers and now Carley Hale, Jack Demarest, Nick Paschetto, and I want to share a few literary lines that sum up some things we’ve learned together as a homeroom:
“And though she be but little, she is fierce.” – from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Carley)
“The fool doth think he was wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – from Shakespeare’s As You Like It (Jack)
“Happiness is only real when shared.”- from Krakauer’s Into the Wild (Nick)
“We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” – from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Ms. DeGracia)
We’ve learned to be respectful, be humble, share happiness, forgive, and make better choices, and though we are imperfect, we will continue to try to take this wisdom to heart. In meeting, we have all experienced God through one another and through our trials and joys together .
Let us pray.
Lord, fill us with your strength and grace so that we may be courageous in our faith. Let us be filled with the truth that the strength that overcame the world is living in us.
As the year comes to a close, and we all begin a new part of our journey of life let us find peace in the wisdom of knowing that you have plans for us. Remind us that wisdom is not something we can buy or acquire through anyone but you, our All Knowing and loving Creator.
We thank you for the memories and the joys that we have shared together as a Marist community. Give us the grace to do things out of love for one another and for the community as a whole.
We thank you also for the challenges you have placed upon us that have developed us over the course of the year into the people we are today. Let this be a reminder to ourselves and the community of Marist to rest in the wisdom of knowing that our experiences are shaping us into the people God wants us to be. Amen.
Mary, Seat of Wisdom, pray for us.