Sitting here across from Christ the King Catholic School, I am struck by the almost palpable excitement of the school children as they edge closer to summer break. It reminds me of all children who are going into a “new season for their lives” – from simply moving up a grade level to those graduating from high school and moving on to college. Will you join me in praying this Prayer for Children I found for just such an occasion?
Loving God, we pray for all children as they
prepare for a new season in their lives.
As they start nursery or school for the first time
– give them joy in new experiences
As they move to new classes – give them
confidence in growing friendships
As they move to new schools – give them
strength in their growing independence
As they move on to college or university – give them wisdom in their maturity
And for all the teachers, assistants, helpers, carers and
volunteers who teach and nurture our children and young
people, we ask for your blessing, your joy, your wisdom and
your patience as they re-charge their batteries over the summer
break, ready for the new term!
We ask this in the name of Jesus.