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Prayers to begin a school year

August 24, 2017

This month teachers and students are heading back to the classroom. As you prepare for the new school year, it's important to keep prayer at the forefront of the journey.

The Catholic Catalogue provides this prayer 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.

Follow this link to find more prayers to recite with or without your children before the obligatory first day of school photos begin to spread!