Category Archives: Prayers for Meetings

Opening a Meeting

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Thank you for visiting.

I would like to take this moment to ask you to reflect on yourself and the people sitting around you.

We come from different places as we gather together for tonight’s event.

The diversity within this room is astounding and powerful.

We come from various faith, non-faith, and philosophical backgrounds.

Our purpose this evening is to find the intersection of our religious identities and our civic responsibilities, and to ponder the role of faith in political discourse.

Let us commit to inclusion and thoughtful reflection on all issues addressed.

Let us pledge to value that many traditions that we represent and be unified in our greater call for action towards the common good.

Let us rejoice in this diversity as we gain a stronger sense of cooperation and civic engagement.

By: Sara Rahim

Student, Co-President Interfaith Alliance ’12-”13

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Prayer for Executive Staff Meeting

Good and gracious God, shine your light on the most gifted areas of our lives.

Give us understanding of how to utilize our gifts effectively so we may fulfill our calling and our destinies.

With joy and satisfaction, allow us to be helpers of humanity, exuding kindness, love and humility to lift up and improve the lives of others, for the betterment of all your people.

Lord, we ask you to release in each of us your creative spirit.

We ask for open minds and open hearts, that we might be clever and inventive in identifying solutions to complex problems in our world.

We ask for your wisdom and for the perseverance necessary to develop significant, life changing ideas.

Release all the creativity you have placed within us, enabling us to draw others near as we endeavor to live together, at this time, on this Earth, in solidarity.

We give thanks for the many blessings we receive from you, and especially for the gift of companionship, that we do not have to make our journeys alone.

We offer this prayer in your name.

Amen

Kent Porterfield

VP of Student Development

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Prayer for a Saint Louis University Meeting

Gracious God,

Bless us as we meet to discuss the business of Saint Louis University;

Bless our schools, colleges, and programs,
that they may be lively centers for sound learning,
new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom;

Bless our students so they may approach learning
with open minds, open hearts, and an innovative spirit;

Bless all those who teach, research and learn with the sight to find you to be the source of all truth;

Bless our caregivers so that they may serve the sick and ailing with dignity and respect;

Bless us as administrators so that we may serve with a greater sense of purpose and vision, above our secular roles;

For this we pray,
Amen.

By: Tim Brooks, VP & CIO

Also posted in 2011 Prayerbook, Through All Times | Comments closed

Prayer for Meeting – Open Mindedness and Diversity

Almighty God,

We ask for your guidance and direction as we come together to meet this morning.

Grant us the strength to manage the challenges ahead and the wisdom to identify these as opportunities as we strive to serve the members of the Saint Louis University community.

As we make decisions on behalf of the University, grant us the gift of an open mind, the willingness to learn, and the humility to accept the ideas of others.

Please help us to recognize diversity as a blessing and unity as our strength.      

By: Tim Brooks, VP & CIO

Also posted in 2011 Prayerbook | Comments closed