February 3, 2017
Prayer by Jack Pantlin ’18
When I was thinking about how to write this prayer, I thought about just saying a prayer for the Falcons. Like many of you, I’m really looking forward to the Super Bowl. But the thought also reminded me of the Falcons’ motto: “Rise Up.” This motto has been associated with the Falcons for years and was especially fitting this year, as the Falcons did something that no one expected them to do. The whole city has risen up with them because of their amazing achievements at a time when they face their toughest task yet.
In our lives, there are many tasks that seem insurmountable. There are many opportunities that we may be hesitant about. Maybe it’s because we’re unsure of what the future may hold. However, God asks us all to rise up day after day in almost everything we do, even if we don’t realize it. We just need to trust in ourselves, trust in God, and rise to the occasion, pushing ourselves to go further as people. This could mean leaving your comfort zone, reaching out to someone who needs help, or even a small act of kindness. We all are capable of rising up to God’s call, and if we do, we will form a more united community at our school and in our world, a community in which everyone can trust that the others will rise up. Together, we can do things that we never knew we were capable of.
Let us pray:
Please help us to rise up to your call and commit ourselves to doing everything that we can as people to strengthen community within our school, our city, and our world. (And, we pray for the Atlanta Falcons).
Mary, Seat of Wisdom. Pray for Us.