A Prayer For Students, Teachers, Staff and Parents At The Start Of The School Year
September 4, 2013
We ask your blessings at the start of a new school year.
Watch over our children.
Be a source of inspiration to teachers and administrators.
Show favor on support staff often over burdened.
Our schools should be cathedrals.
We lament so often public schools do not receive the resources they need.
Help us learn to become better advocates for our children.
Help us to learn to become better stewards of resources.
We pray for safe schools, O God.
No gun violence.
No violence of any kind.
Let this be a year of learning.
Open young hearts to new wonders.
Encourage parents to let children dream big dreams.
Let this generation of students make and achieve great goals.
We pray that students play and find joy in each day.
Let them make life-long friends.
Give parents extra energy to support their children.
Help the community find ways to support families.
We give you thanks, O God, for the richness of diversity.
Our public schools are a gift that brings us all together.
Help us make that goal an even brighter reality this year.
Let this be a year of great learning.