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Please use the prayers below to pray for our Catholic schools.

A Prayer For Our School

God, our Father and Creator, be with us in our school.
Help us to treasure your gift of life
    and treat one another with care.
Let us always remember that we are all created in your image.

Come, Lord Jesus, and be with us in our school.
Guide our teachers,
    guide our parents,
    and lead our students
    to recognize you in all people.

Come, Holy Spirit, and be with us in our school.
Give us a vision for the future,
    and the determination for shaping a faith-filled future.

Amen.

A Prayer for Children and Teachers

God of life and love,
Open my heart and mind
    to the abundance of your blessings.
Open my eyes
    to your presence among us.
Open my ears
    to the sound of your voice.
Open my hands
    so I can serve others.
Open my mind
    to learning and knowledge.
Open my imagination
    so I can grow in wisdom and joy.
Open my heart
    so I can grow in faith,
Help me to respond
    to the gift of your love.

Amen.

Catholic Prayer For Teachers

Great is the wisdom of the Lord!
God Almighty, Your Wisdom includes
An understanding of what is fair,
What is logical, what is true,
What is right and what is lasting.
It mirrors Your pure intellect!
I entreat You to grant me such Wisdom,
That my labors may reflect Your insight.
Your Wisdom expands in Your creations,
Displaying complexity and multiplicity.
Your Wisdom is an eternity ahead of man.
May Your wisdom flourish forever!

A Saints Prayer

Blessed are you, O Lord our God.
You give us time for growing and learning
and you give us the gift of Catholic education.
May we, with your servant, Saint Thomas Aquinas, thank you for our school.
And with your servant, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, we thank you for our teachers.
And with your servant, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, we thank you for our learning
And with your servant, Saint John Bosco, we thank you for our faith.
And with your servant, Saint Katharine Drexel, we thank you for all your gifts to us.
As these holy men and women have been your servants,
Help us also to serve you and work toward a faith-filled future.

Amen.

A Short Prayer of Thanksgiving

Loving God,

Thank you for giving us
     parents,friends, and teachers
     who care for us
     and help us to learn and grow in faith and love.

Amen.

Prayer of St. Ignatius Loyola

Dearest Lord,
teach me to be generous;
teach me to serve You as You deserve;
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labor and not to ask for reward
save that of knowing I am doing Your will.