Gratitude for the Blessings of Another Year

Morning Prayer
May 26, 2016
Fr. Ralph Olek, S.M. English Department

This is the last morning homeroom of the year and only 11 classes remain. But who is counting? However, as we reflect on the past nine months, we have much for which to be thankful. I know I am thankful for teaching one of the most enjoyable 7th grade classes in my career. And many of you have experienced being part of outstanding athletic events, musicals, concerts, debates, robotics, academic teams, just to mention a few. We have been blessed with Peer Leaders, retreat leaders, student ambassadors and shadow hosts. And through all these experiences we have grown, shared, challenged, and laughed with so many. And that has been the best part of the year, for in the end, God will not care about how many A’s or B’s we receive or what university we attended or job we held. God will be more concerned with the person we have become and how we treated each other along the way. So let us pray.

Heavenly Father, thank you for all the opportunities you have given us this year to grow, to learn more about ourselves, to live simply and more humbly. Thank you for the friends we have made throughout the year and for all the opportunities of thinking and doing more for others than ourselves. Thank you for helping us through those classes we thought would never end. But most of all, thank you for creating us just as we are, for loving us just as we are, and for always forgiving us when we stumble along the way. Amen.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, Pray for us.

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