Prayer is an essential part of education in a Dominican Catholic school. St. Dominic was known to pray in nine different ways, both through his body and mind.
St. Agnes students
are encouraged to draw their minds toward their faith, incorporate prayer for class and other important issues into their daily lives, and assume the responsibility to act on behalf of social justice in light of the Gospel.
Let’s review our recommended guide for a Catholic daily devotional for young adults to carry with you through each season of life at St. Agnes.
A Catholic Daily Devotional for Young Adults for Each Day of the Week
If we asked a St. Agnes student what a daily devotional might look like for them, you might find the following scriptures, reflections, and prayers.
Building Community Scripture: "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." - Matthew 18:20
Reflection: Today, reflect on the importance of community
. Consider how you can strengthen the bonds of sisterhood at St. Agnes Academy and be a source of support for one another.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank you for the community we have in our school. Help us to nurture these bonds and grow together in faith. Amen.
The Power of Prayer Scripture: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." - Philippians 4:6
Reflection: Prayer is a powerful way to connect with God. Spend time in prayer today, lifting up your hopes, concerns, and gratitude to the Lord.
Prayer: Gracious God, hear our prayers and guide us in our daily lives. May our conversations with you deepen our faith and trust in your plan. Amen.
The Art of Preaching: Learn about the Dominican tradition of preaching
. Reflect on the ways you can preach the Gospel through your actions, words, and interactions with others.
Prayer: Lord, grant us the wisdom to be living examples of your teachings, sharing your love and grace with those around us. Amen.
Embracing Study Scripture: "Study to show yourself approved by God, a worker who has no need to be ashamed." - 2 Timothy 2:15
Reflection: Education is a gift that allows us to better understand the world and our faith. Today, reflect on how you can approach your studies with a spirit of curiosity and dedication.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, bless our studies and grant us the wisdom to grow in knowledge and understanding of your creation. Amen.
United in Faith Scripture: "May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you." - John 17:21
Reflection: Reflect on the unity that comes from sharing a common faith. Consider how you can support one another in your spiritual journeys.
Prayer: Lord, help us to be united in faith, recognizing that we are all part of your larger family. May our bonds be a testament to your love. Amen.
The Gift of Learning: Take some time today to engage in a period of focused study. Embrace the joy of learning and appreciate the opportunity to grow intellectually.
Prayer: Loving God, we thank you for the gift of education. May our studies lead us to a deeper understanding of your wisdom and truth. Amen.
Spreading Good News Scripture: "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." - Mark 16:15
Reflection: Consider how you can share the Good News with those around you. Your words and actions can be a testament to your faith.
Prayer: Lord, help us to be bold in sharing your message of love, hope, and redemption with others. May our lives be a living testament to your grace. Amen.
Using These Catholic Daily Devotionals
As you journey through your four years in high school, you may find these daily reflections inspire you to embrace the pillars of community, prayer, preaching, and study. There are also endless devotionals
that can be found online for any stage of life you may find yourself in.
An Academy woman’s faith is a living, evolving journey, and each day is an opportunity to grow closer to God and live out the Dominican values
that St. Agnes Academy holds dear.
There is no wrong way to pray or to reflect on your relationship with God. A devotional
is simply a way to encourage spiritual growth. Our Theology teachers and school leaders incorporate prayer and opportunities for spiritual growth in abundance as a way to help students deepen their relationship with God while navigating the challenges and joys of young adulthood within the loving embrace of the St. Agnes Academy community.
Learn more about our Theology Department
, how to incorporate a Catholic daily devotional for young adults into your daily life, and how St. Agnes helps students find their voice and deepen their faith during their four years on campus.