Prayer is part of the daily rhythm of life for the SLUH community in the following ways.
MORNING P.A. PRAYER
Each day begins with a prayer over the P.A., usually led by a member of the faculty, staff, or administration. Birthdays for the day are also announced at this time and held as a prayer intention.
Each school day, SLUH students, faculty and staff dedicate two minutes of reflective silence to the Examen of Consciousness. This simple exercise, inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, is a daily method of self-examination intended to help practitioners better serve the Lord. The following is a process summary used by those in the SLUH community for the Examen of Consciousness:
Recall that you are in the presence of God. "God, I believe that at this moment I am in your presence and you are loving me."
Resolve to listen to God's voice. "As I look forward to the rest of this day make me aware that you are with me, show me how to become the person you want me to be."
Ask for pardon and give thanks. "God, I ask your forgiveness for my failings and I thank you for all your blessings."
Review your day. "God, help me to review the events of this day in order to recognize your blessings and my shortcomings."
Ask for help from the Spirit. "God, you know my needs better than I know them. Give me your light and help as I review this day."
AFTERNOON P.A. PRAYER
Each afternoon, the STUCO Pastoral Representative closes the day with a short prayer over the P.A. system.