Whenever someone wants a house built, it’s always the architects they call first to plan out their dream home. These people rely heavily on the architects to make their dreams come to life–quite literally–and ensure its safety and liveability along with it. Indeed, it’s a huge responsibility architects hold to keep their clients safe, the buildings and homes are sturdy and also pleasing to the eye.
So for today, on St. Thomas’s feast day, let us pray for all architects as St. Thomas is their patron saint. Let us ask him that he guide all architects, protect them, and provide them with all the wisdom and knowledge they need to perform their jobs properly. (Read: Meet the architect who dedicated his career to helping the urban poor)
A Prayer for Architects
My Father God,
thank you for my talents and vocation to be an Architect,
your co-creator of homes, buildings, cities, and the world.
Out of infinite Love for us,
you created an unfinished world so that we may continue creating it and in this way,
continue creating ourselves to be perfect, fulfilled,
and happy human beings you meant us to be.
We know that only love gives value to
our project and not its size so give us plenty of it.
We know that creativity and smart work
are what we need to build our masterpieces of form
and function so give us plenty of these.
We know that we need people who share our passion
to build a world that is beautiful and sustainable
for rich and poor alike so give us loads of
them- people who appreciate our creations and compensate us fairly.
With all these gifts, in good and bad times,
we shall continue being the Architect you have destined
and honored us to be.
we are ready to receive through the merits of the passion
of our Lord Jesus Christ and through your humble channel, our Blessed Mother.
Prayer from thecatholiceconomistphilippines.wordpress.com.