Campus Ministry

Morning Prayer

Before the daily morning announcements are read over the PA system, the Jesuit Community stands and joins together in prayer. The following is an archive of the morning prayers for the 2015-2016 school year.

Prayer For the New School Year

Given by Principal Tom Garrison for the opening morning assembly of the Jesuit community on the first day of school, August 21, 2015.

Heavenly Father, 

We thank you for the opportunity to join together as a school community. We thank you also for this new school year and ask that our actions this year serve your greater glory. We are mindful of the gifts that you give us, and grateful to you for entrusting us with the great gift that is Jesuit. 

Keep in our sights the tenets of the profile.

Teach us, Lord, to be Open to Growth:
Open our hearts to growth and the realization that our progress towards adulthood lies primarily in our own hands.

Teach us, Lord, to be Intellectually Competent:
Open our minds to new ideas during this school year. Guide us towards gaining proficiency in our coursework, and help us to see connections between what we learn here and our lives outside of the classroom.

Teach us, Lord, to be Physically Fit:
Protect our bodies. Guide us towards making good decisions that will enhance the physical bodies you have given us – help us to steer clear of decisions which harm us or which harm others.

Teach us, Lord, to be Religious:
Open our hearts to the various religious faiths represented in this room today. Keep in our hearts the reminder that the ultimate goal of any faith life is a strengthened relationship with You.

Strengthen, Lord, our Commitment to doing acts of Social Justice:
Remind us that it is our responsibility to commit our minds and our bodies to doing acts that please you. Apply our intellect to the task of recognizing injustice where it is present and energize us to the task of mitigating the effects of these injustices.

Teach us, Lord, to be Loving:
Protect us from the temptation to be self-interested. Keep us mindful of the importance of putting others first – of Loving one another in a manner that is fashioned after Christ’s love for us.

Together, we pray:

Heavenly Father, Teach us to be generous.
Teach us to serve you as you deserve.
To give and not to count the cost,
To fight and not to heed the wounds,
To toil and not to seek for rest,
To labor and not to ask for reward
Except that of knowing, that I do your will. Amen.

Saint Ignatius, Pray For Us.

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