Dear God, today is the first day of school. We feel happy, excited and scared. We pray for all teachers to be generous, wise, and strong. We pray for classmates, that true friendships may be found for all. Especially we pray for N. Keep her safe and well. Open all of their hearts and minds to a world of learning, and may this be the first of thousands of days in which they know the depth of your love and the constancy of your care. We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.
from Changes: Prayers and Services Honoring Rites of Passage, Church Publishing Corp., 2007