In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Today is the memorial of San Lorenzo Ruiz. San Lorenzo is the patron saint of San Lorenzo Ruiz CES in Markham. San Lorenzo was the first Filipino saint recognized by the Church. He was known for his dedication and courage in the face of danger.
Let us reflect on this prayer entitled “Open Eyes and Hearts”
May God bless us with strength to seek justice,
May God bless us with the courage to ask for forgiveness.
May God bless us with wisdom to care for our earth.
May God bless us with love to bring forth new life.
In the name of God, the maker of the whole world, of Jesus, our new covenant, and of the Holy Spirit who opens eyes and hearts.
We ask God for these blessings, and thank God also for our parents and teachers who can help us develop our communication, decision making, and problem solving skills to help us on our journey.
Let us pray in the words that Jesus taught us:
Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
We close in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.