Meet-ups kick off Youth Ministry year & Prayer for Strength

Middle and high school youth recently enjoyed a prayer walk on the North Church campus as part of their meet-up to prepare their minds and hearts for the upcoming year.

In preparation for all returning to school – and for all of us facing challenges – we offer this prayer for unfailing strength from St. Francis de Sales:

Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow. The same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then. Put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually: “The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in Him and I am helped. He is not only with me but in me, and I in Him.” Amen.