living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

end of school year prayer


Featured on this page are three prayers suitable for school life. The first two are appropriate for a end of year school service. The first prayer is a simple "thank you" prayer to God for school life for a child to say. The next prayer, "May God's blessings go with us today" can be used with elementary or middle school children, and is a blessing on the children, teachers and staff of the school. The final prayer could also be read by a child.

End of school year prayer

(a prayer suitable for children to pray)


Father,

Thank you for our school
Thank you for the fun we have with friends
Thank you for the opportunity to learn
Thank you for the new experiences we enjoy
Thank you for clubs and sports
Thank you for caring teachers

Amen

(a short school prayer suitable for primary {elementary} school aged children)





children's prayers

children's prayers

"Let the little children come to me"

(The words of Christ in Mark's Gospel)



"Fill this school with your love"


May God's blessing go with us today

End of school year blessing for teachers and children


May God's blessing go with us today,
At the end of this school year we pray.
That you keep us safe and give us rest
So we start again renewed and refreshed.
Full of health, full of fun
Ready to come and learn again.

May God's blessing go with us today,
As we begin our school holiday.
Give your peace and your joy,
To every girl and every boy.
Help the teachers to enjoy the break,
and prepare and plan for the new intake.

May God's blessings await us next year,
To embrace each new challenge without fear.
Fill this school with your love,
and guide our hearts from above.
Full of faith, full of hope,
full of joy, and full of love.

Amen.


A classroom prayer

Dear God

Thank you for our school. We pray it would be a safe place of learning, fun and friendship. Please watch over all our teachers, children and families.

Help us to learn new things, to explore the world together and to play and be happy.

Help us to have love for each other, to have forgiveness at our heart, and to build kindness into every day.

Amen.


bible verses about educating children

"Pay close attention, friend, to what your father tells you;
never forget what you learned at your mother’s knee.
Wear their counsel like flowers in your hair,
like rings on your fingers"

(Proverbs 1:18, The Message)


"Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life."

(Proverbs 22:6, GNT)


Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

(Deuteronomy 6:5-7, NIV)