Fr. John Zuhlsdorf has composed and posted on his blog a beautiful prayer to St. Isidore (of Seville), to be said every time you start surfing the web. Because Father is amazing, he has gotten this prayer translated into 41 languages/scripts at last count, including Klingon (!!!) and Morse Code. (I like to use the Latin version myself, because I
am an extreme Catholic nerd really love our Church’s sacred language of prayer!) This is the English version, from Father’s post:
A prayer before logging onto the internet:
Almighty and eternal God, who created us in Thine image and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful, especially in the divine person of Thine Only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, that, through the intercession of Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor, during our journeys through the internet we will direct our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Share with your children that we can use the act of logging on to the internet as another reminder of the call to pray without ceasing, mindful that whatever we do, we should do it to please and glorify God. As Mother Teresa and St. Therese of Lisieux would remind us, nothing is too small to offer to Him–as long as we do the small things with great love!