As children and families are preparing to head back to school soon and as some schools have already begun to welcome students back, we would like to share two prayers to help celebrate the beginning of the school year.
Whether getting ready to step into the classroom for the first time as a preschooler or as a high school senior anticipating the first day of the last year of their primary education, staring a new school year can be exciting and sometimes, daunting. It is important to turn to the Lord and ask for His comfort, guidance and care as children embark on another school year.
The first prayer is from Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This is a wonderful prayer for adults in the family to pray. The second prayer is from CourtneyDefeo.com and is perfect for students of all ages to recite and remember not only during the first days of school- but throughout the entire year.
Please feel free to share these prayers with your family members and friends. St. Thomas Aquinas, patron saint of students, pray for us!
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.
Back to School Prayer for Students
Dear Lord, use my eyes to see new friends.
Open my ears to hear my teacher.
Open my mind to learn new things.
Let my heart remember you are near when I'm afraid.
Help me to love others like you do.
I want to shine your light so bright in my school.
As always, thank you for reading. God bless you and may the Blessed Virgin Mary be with you always!