Wow, hard to believe that it is Prom Season already -- but as I see pictures posted on Facebook, it is here! So, here are two quick prayers for teens to use -- one for those going to prom and one for those not going to prom....
In either event, know that I am praying that you (teens) -- please, stay safe (and don't do anything you'd be embarrassed to tell your grandma all about!!)
A Prayer for All Going to Prom
Lord God, thank you for this opportunity to get dressed up
and have fun with friends as we eat, dance, and laugh at Prom.
Please keep us safe this evening,
and give us strength to avoid temptations for any and all
activities that would harm our relationship with you.
May we be good role models in how we act, in what we say,
in what we do and in how we dance.
But also rejoice with us as we have fun.
We pray this in your holy name, Amen.
A Prayer for Those Not Going to Prom
Lord God, even though I will not be going to the dance tonight,
I ask that you watch over and protect those who are.
May they be safe and able to stay faithful to you.
I also ask that you watch over me and all those who are
not going to prom either by personal choice,
parent's choice, or not being invited - no matter what the reason,
please grant us a fun evening as well.
No matter what I decide to do tonight, help me
to look back with fond memories.
Thank you for all my blessings Lord.
In your holy name, I pray. Amen.
Cindee Case, MAPS
Director of the Diocese of Youngstown Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.