Procession of Paschal candle and other candles with piano, Thou Art the Light
Praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing! Blessed be the promise of God: &quot;Light shall shine out of darkness!&quot; In the fullness of time, The true Light dwelt among us And we beheld his glory: God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God. We thank you for your presence in our lives, for the light that has shone in our hearts, the light of the knowledge of the Glory of God shining in the face of Christ.! For counting us worthy to be the bearers of your Light in our time and place, we thank you!
God of all Creation, Life is your gift to us. You have blessed us with many special relationships, Parent-child, teacher-student, friends and companions on the journey. Inspire us each day to be mindful that you have placed wonderful people in our lives To help us to grow and become all we can be. Thank you for our time together. Give us confidence to face the future With love and trust in your constant care for us. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lord, lead us and guide us in the bright days ahead.
Be our rock, our strength, our safe harbor, our Friend and Guide. We will remember your words.
22 And Jesus said to his disciples, 27 Give thought to the flowers: they do no work, they make no thread; and still I say to you, Even Solomon, in all his glory, was not clothed like one of these.
28 But if God gives such clothing to the grass in the field, which today is living, and tomorrow will be burned in the furnace, how much more will he give clothing to you, O you of little faith?
24 Give thought to the birds of the air; they do not put seeds into the earth, or get together grain; they have no store-houses or buildings; and God gives them their food: of how much greater value are you than the birds!
Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.
I will lead you and carry you close to my Heart. You will run and not grow weary, for I will be your strength.
Students go to the sides for this prayer Readers to the two podiums: As Graduation Day approaches, we ask you God to listen to the prayers we make with gratitude: For giving us life, and providing us with loving parents, We thank you, Lord For giving us dreams and creativity and healthy minds and bodies, we thank you, Lord. For surrounding us with people who love, support and challenge us to be the best we can. We thank you, Lord For nourishing us and guiding us with the sacraments of your love: baptism, eucharist, confirmation and reconciliation. We thank you, Lord For giving us a bright future, and the wisdom to discern right from wrong, And the eagerness to be of service to others. We thank you, Lord.
Show us, Lord, the path of life, Guide our steps in the days ahead. Help us to trust in you. Song: Day by Day
Song: Day by Day
Dear God, I thank you for my Who And for my future I ask ….. This we also ask you, Lord.
With confidence and courage we pray: Our Father….
Song: Grateful Praise For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies,
Class of 2009 : <ul><li>May the brightness of these candles burning </li></ul><ul><li>show the gratitude we hold in our hearts </li></ul><ul><li>for the many blessings we have been given. </li></ul><ul><li>Bless us, Lord, </li></ul><ul><li>and our parents and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>who gather with us in thanksgiving this day. </li></ul>
For all that has been, “Thanks” For all that shall be, “ Yes” - Dag Hammarskjöld