September 10, 2018
Prayer by Fr. David Musso, SM, Chaplin
One of the reasons that parents send their children to Marist, and one of the reasons that students tell us they appreciate being at Marist, is that we are a praying community. It isn’t that we walk around all day long murmuring pious words, or that we see ourselves as any more holy than anyone else, but we do have a sense of the importance of prayer in our lives. We acknowledge the rightful place of God in our classrooms, on our fields, and even now, as we begin the day for a reflective moment in the morning. Prayer is not only a way of deepening our relationship with God; it is a common bond we have with each other and a method of discovering who we are. It helps us to better understand how we fit into the plan of God for us. We pray in thankfulness and celebration, and in support for each other and for those we will never know. We share the anguish of another’s loss and find comfort in our own times of confusion and pain. And all of this is a gift from God. Our hearts cannot leap outward, or inward in prayer, unless God is there first to open our hearts as the source of all love. As we begin this week, this day, we should remember that every moment is an opportunity to share with the God who gave us life and who invites us to be with him forever. He is, after all, always with us.
Let us Pray:
We ask for the gift to always approach you in prayer.
Allow our hearts to be open,
…and in total surrender to your loving care.
In the urging of our voices,
…in the flow of our rituals,
…in the utter silence of your whisper to our souls,
…may we come to know you better,
…and to better serve you,
…and your children here on earth.
Be with us this day, ..and every day of our lives.
We ask this through Christ our Lord,
Under the Name of Mary,