living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

closing prayer for class

This page contains two prayers which are suitable to use at the end of a lesson or the school day. They may be spoken by the teacher, or read by an older child. The first prayer is a simple rhyming prayer giving thanks for the day and asking for God's care until the next morning. The second is an example of a very short closing prayer for class.

Closing prayer for class

We really want to thank you Lord for all we've done today.
Thank you for the fun times, the laughter and the play.
Thank you for the meal times, the writing and the drawing,
For each and every child that's here, all the learning and the growing.
Come take us by your loving hand, and hold us through the night,
And when the morning sunshine comes, please fill us with your light.


(a simple closing classroom prayer suitable for primary {elementary} school aged children)

Short Closing prayer for class

Dear God,

Thank you for the things we have learnt, experienced and discovered through this day.
Help us to remember it all.
Please bless our rest and sleep tonight so that we can really enjoy our next day together.


(a short prayer suitable for infant or junior school aged children)

children's prayers

children's prayers

"Let the little children come to me"

(The words of Christ in Mark's Gospel)

bible verses about teaching children

"Generation after generation stands in awe of your work; each one tells stories of your mighty acts."

(Psalm 145:4, MSG)

And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.

(Deuteronomy 6:5-7, NLT)

"Teach your children right from wrong, and when they are grown they will still do right."

(Proverbs 22:6, CEV)