Catholic Education Week prayer for Monday, May 23
Monday - May 23, 2022
Mark 1: Created in the Image of God
"So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them" (Genesis 1:27).
Call to Prayer:
Each year, Catholic schools in Canada participate in a week-long celebration to remember and share the gift of Catholic Education. This year, we are called to embrace the theme, Catholic Education: Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together. We begin our celebrations in our schools this week by focusing on what it means to be a Catholic School by promoting the Five Marks of a Catholic School.
The gift of publicly-funded Catholic education in Alberta is a true blessing. As a community, we are called in gratitude, faith and action to ensure that our children and future generations continue to learn and grow in our Catholic schools.
In our Catholic schools, we believe that all members of our school communities are sons and daughters of God, and we seek Him in our lives. By God’s design, we reflect His own mysterious and wondrous nature. Understanding how we are made in God’s image helps us to see the basis for human dignity and the purpose of our life and work.
Let us pray:
+In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Dear God, we are privileged to be created in Your image and set apart from the rest of creation. You have made us like You from the beginning. We live life to the fullest, whether at work or rest, whether in the world or at home when we imitate You. We receive Your grace to do all things that show forth Your glory. Help us live this day, so Your image may be visible through us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
+In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.Posted on