Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Hump Day Prayer . . . Back to School

This back Monday morning the first school district here in north Texas went back to school. For some there are only a few days and others are not going back for a few week. None the less they all go back to the studying and test, books and calculators, athletics and band. Here is a prayer to send them on their way.

Back to School: Intentions for the Start of the School Year By Steven McGlaun

Let us pray for all Believers around the world and those who seek Christ,
that they may receive blessings and open their hearts to God's word…
We pray to the Lord

For all experiencing some form of social injustice,
that they may feel physical and spiritual relief…
We pray to the Lord

For all of the new students joining our community,
may they find a community that welcomes them and makes them
comfortable in their new surroundings…
We pray to the Lord

For the students, faculty, and staff of our school,
may we be able to work together as a community to accomplish all the goals
set before us this school year…
We pray to the Lord

For all the sick and suffering,
may they experience healing and a full recovery with God's grace…
We pray to the Lord

For all those connected to our community who have recently passed away,
may they feel the grace of the Spirit as they enter the heavenly reign of God...
We pray to the Lord

For all the special intentions we hold in our hearts…(Pause)
We pray to the Lord Published

Back to School: Prayer for the Start of the School Year, by Steven McGlaun

Loving God,

Our creator, our savior, our companion,
bless this journey of a new school year that we undertake today.
Refresh our souls
and renew our spirits
as we embrace the beautiful ministry you have called us to.
We welcome those who are new to this community and
ask that you strengthen them to share the wonderful gifts you have given them.
Lord, make our hearts pure as we prepare for the return of students to this school,
and may you guide them to return with open hearts and minds eager to learn.

We ask this in Your name,

Published By: Saint Mary's Press © 2003 Saint Mary's Press.

1 comment:

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