The Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in his Harvard Graduation Commencement Speech ended the speech with a PRAYER. A lot of people were surprised at this. He used the Prayer to advise and encourage the class of 2017. Below are his exact words:
“Before you walk out those gates one last time, as we sit in front of Memorial Church, I am reminded of a prayer, Mi Shebeirach, that I say whenever I face a challenge, that I sing to my daughter thinking about her future when I tuck her into bed. It goes:
“‘May the source of strength, who blessed the ones before us, help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing.‘
“I hope you find the courage to make your life a blessing. Congratulations, Class of ’17! Good luck out there.”
Mark was raised in the Jewish religion but overtime he was said to become an atheist until last Christmas when he posted a Christmas/Hanukkah message on his Facebook page, which prompted a comment from a Facebook user asking whether he was an Atheist or not. Mark replied to the comment saying:
“No. I was raised Jewish and then I went through a period where I questioned things, but now I believe religion is very important.”
But to what religion he has returned back to was not stated but his prayer of the “Mi Shebeirach” suggests that he might have gone back to his root religion. “Mi Shebeirach” is a Jewish originated prayer meaning “May he who blesses.”
Mark and his family visited Pope Francis last year in what was said to be a mind-blowing experience.