Friday, September 6, 2013

A Prayer for Catechists

As many parishes start their Religious Education classes at this time of the year, I share with you a prayer for all catechists who will be entrusted with the care and education of our children in parishes around the country.

Lord, we thank You for calling us to be catechists. We believe you are for each of us the Way, the Truth and the Life. Help us to show our students the Way to happiness, the Way to peace and loving Respect. Help us to lead our students to be satisfied only with living sincere lives, to be honest in all their deeds, and to know that Your Truth is what matters to us.
Help us to inspire our students to live generous, other-centered lives. Lord God, we trust in Your generous love to us. With patience, peace and Your presence, help us to break open the bread of Your Word to our children. With wisdom, warmth and a willing spirit, help us to lead our children on the path of faith. With truth, tenderness and tolerance, help us to guide gently the children entrusted to our care. And with commitment, care and compassion, help us to inspire our children in following in Your footsteps ever so faithfully. Remind us always to be prepared for our classes, realizing that we have in our precious hands, the leaders of the 21st century, the parents of our future, the civil and religious leaders who will influence our world and our Church in the years to come. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN

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