Patti Murphy Dohn serves as Campus Minister for The John Carroll School in Bel Air, MD. Committed to making a difference in the lives of our youth and their families, she has served the school community since 1981.  She serves on the Screening Board for the Archdiocesan Office of Vocations and is a former board member for the Msgr. O'Dwyer Retreat House in Sparks, MD. 

She can be reached at: pattimurphydohn@gmail.com

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Please pray for my daughter who will be taking her English exam today.Thank you very much

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Thank you for posting this prayer. My daughter begins her exams today and I was looking for a patron saint. I didn't know about St Joseph of Cupertino and St Thomas Aquinas. I will share this prayer with her today. May God bless your mission and your servant heart.

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Thank You, Lord: The perfect morning prayer to start your day

 

Photo: Spending Time with God First Thing Each Morning 

 

Schools in my county were closed last week for two days due to an ice storm which left widespread power outages and downed trees. Winter has hit us particularly hard this year. This morning I found the perfect prayer to start off our school day here at John Carroll. It is filled with hope and gratitude. May your day be blessed.

 

Dear Lord,

You have made another beautiful day. You have given this day to me as a gift to enjoy. Thank You for the sun and the clouds, the wind and the rain. It is Your gift to me and I thank You. I will enjoy Your gift this day, dear Lord, especially the little things: the smell of breakfast, the song in my heart, the sight of Your flowers, the touch of Your hand, and knowing all this beauty is Your gift to me. I promise You, Lord, I will not hurt myself today with sad thoughts from my past or bitter memories of disappointment. You have given me a beautiful day and I will receive it with joy and gladness.

Amen.

 

Boys Town Prayer Book

~Fr. Val J. Peter, Executive Director Emeritus of Girls and Boys Town, Editor

 

God is good!! All the time!!

Have a wonderful day!!

 

Sunflowers at sunrise

 

2/7/2014 8:53:17 AM
By Patti Murphy Dohn