Called to Pray in the Month of May
A Prayer of Gratefulness
This prayer which popped up on social media recently is a wonderful way to associate things many people in the Western world connect with drudgery with a moment of gratefulness through prayer. Share this list and format with your students.Ask them…
100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions at Fatima
Will you offer yourselves to God, and bear all the sufferings He sends you? In atonement for all the sins that offend Him? And for the conversion of sinners?“Oh, we will, we will!”Then you will have a great deal to suffer, but the…
Guided Meditation: Temptation in the Desert
Lead this guided meditation with your students at the beginning of Lent. It is based on the temptation of Jesus in the desert from Matthew 4:1-11 from Time with Jesus by Thomas F. Catucci. Quiet the students. Choose some instrumental…
Direct Service for Teens
The USCCB’s Renewing the Vision : A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry document addresses the essential nature of justice and a service component that should accompany any programming for teens, including teens enrolled in a…
Stand Against Violence: A Prayer
Prayer against Crime and ViolenceLord God, crime is on the increase within our city and our country.From the depths of our hearts we pray that you will comfort, heal, and bless all victims of crime.
Prayers for the Future
As the school year comes to a close, here are some prayers to share with your students as they embark on the immediate future of summer while considering what life will bring them in the semesters ahead. Each of the prayers is taken from Day by Day…
The Poor Box: Prayer for the Poor
A sweet and simple way to encourage your students to think of the poor of the world.
Christmas Week Meditation and Assignments
This Christmas meditation encourages quiet contemplation of the manger scene and the ways God reaches out to us during the Christmas season.
Student Prayers for the End of the Semester
As the semester winds down, share these prayers for student life with your own students. All are taken from Day by Day: The Notre Dame Prayerbook for Students (Ave Maria Press).