Prayers to Begin a School Year

God of wisdom and might,

we praise you for the wonder of our being,

for mind, body and spirit.

Be with our children as they begin

a new school year.

Bless them and their teachers and staff.

Give the strength and grace as their bodies grow;

wisdom and knowledge to their minds

as they search for understanding;

and peace and zeal to their hearts.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Prayer for Students

Lord our God,

in your wisdom and love

you surround us with the mysteries of the universe.

Send your spirit upon these students

and fill them with your wisdom and blessings.

Grant that they may devote themselves to their studies

and draw ever closer to you,

the source of all knowledge.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.



Prayer for Teachers

Lord God, your spirit of wisdom fills the earth

and teaches us in your ways.

Look upon these teachers.

Let them strive to share their knowledge with gentle patience

and endeavor always to bring the truth to eager minds.

Grant that we may follow Jesus Christ, the way, the truth and the life,

forever and ever.



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