God of Love and
You have called each
of us as members of OCSBOA to a special role and ministry in our journey here on
earth and within our own roles as business professionals with Catholic school
board communities. We are sisters and brothers in your service, missionaries in
the service of our students and Catholic education. May we always affirm and
reflect in our daily responsibilities, the commitment to your work and carry out
our duties with courage, compassion, kindness, and humility.
By ourselves we
would never accomplish the task fully. But help us, O God, to realize that with
the help and support of our Catholic community and partners, we can
collaboratively, using our God-given talents, accomplish great things than we
would ever have thought possible. Please help us to rely on, trust each other,
and be one in mind and spirit. Please also help us to affirm signs of your
presence for and with each other. We thank you and express gratitude for those
who stand beside us as colleagues.
Always help us to
remember that you are forever with us in our mission as servant leaders in
Catholic education. With the guidance and support of your Holy Spirit, may we be
ever attentive to the voice of your people. May we share our passion and
expertise for our work ethically, morally, responsibly and with great prudence.
May we always respect others and have a receptive heart.
Above all, we are
disciples of Christ in the world today. We are a light to the world. Let our
lights burn forever with your love in service of Catholic education.