This prayer was adapted by the Prayer of St. Francis by DCC member Jenn O’Neal and prayed over everyone involved in returning to virtual school, Sunday, August 9, 2019.
As your church, we will lovingly support you through our prayers and active encouragement. We stand by you as you enter into this unique — and sometimes overwhelming — school year. We hope more than anything that you will be graced by the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Creator, Mother Father God, as I begin this unique school year please help me remember the following:
When I am frustrated, please give me patience
When I feel joy, let me shout out the good news
When I feel lonely, please help me seek out connection
When I am confused, please give me guidance
When the internet goes down, please help me find chocolate
When I am stuck, please help me think outside the box
When I am all done with my work for the day, please help me rest my mind, body and spirit and help me do it all over again tomorrow.