Sunday, June 9, 2013

Prayers at the end of the Church School Year

Prayer for the Children/Youth

Dear God, we have finished a year of Church School and we are thankful. We have studied and played; we have loved and we have grown. Bless this school year now ending. Bless our teachers and our friends. May our bodies stay well, our hearts and minds open; and may all of our learning help us to serve this world you love so dearly. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen

(from Changes: Prayers and Services Honoring the Rites of Passage)

Prayer for Teachers
O God, by your Holy Spirit you give to some the word of wisdom, to others the world of knowledge, and to others the word of faith: We praise your Name for the gifts of grace manifested in these your servant who have taught Church School this year, and we pray that your Church may never be destitute of such gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Book of Common Prayer p. 248)

Prayer for New Graduates
God of our journeys and resting places:
Bless these new graduates;
Bring them joy in their leisure,
Eagerness for new service,
And a lifelong love of learning,
That their lives may shine brightly
Throughout your world;
In the Name of Christ and by the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.

(by the Rev. Jennifer Phillips)

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