Prayer for Architects
(and for those who passed the Board Exams for Architects)
My Father God,
thank you for my talents and vocation
to be an Architect (Planner),
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 the perfect, fulfilled, and happy
human beings you meant us to be.
We know 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 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 will appreciate
our creations and compensate us fairly.
With all these gifts,
in good and bad times,
we shall continue being the Architect
and honored us to be.
All these, we are ready to receive
through the merits of the passion
of our Lord Jesus Christ
and through your humble channel,
our Blessed Mother.