Notre Dame Regional High School

Cape Girardeau, MO

Prayer and Worship

Students are given a variety of opportunities to strengthen their faith.

Prayer is a Part of Our Daily Lives

Prayer begins and ends each day at Notre Dame. In the morning, the students recite the Memorare, our school prayer. At the end of the day, the students reflect on the Examination of Conscience and the Prayer for Generosity. All classes begin with prayer. The chapel is open and available to students all day for personal prayer time. Prayer also occurs at random times throughout the day for special intentions.

Daily Prayers

The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known
that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help,
or sought your intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence I fly unto you,
O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother.
To you I come; before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy hear and answer me.  Amen

Prayer Before Meals

Bless us, O Lord! and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord.  Amen. 

God, remember the needs of the poor. Amen.

Examination of Conscience

Recall that you are in the presence of God.
"God, I believe that I am in Your presence, and You are loving me."
Ask for help from the Spirit.
"God, You know my needs. Give me Your light, and help me as I review this day."
Review your day.
"God, help me to review the events of this day to recognize Your blessings and my shortcomings."
Ask for pardon and give thanks.
"God, I ask Your forgiveness for my failings, and I thank You for all of Your blessings."
Resolve to listen to God's voice.
"Make me aware that You are with me; show me how to become the person You want me to be."

Prayer for Generosity

Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve as You deserve;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to ask for reward,
Save that of knowing I am doing your will.