Prayer before class
a short prayer suitable for saying at the beginning of the school day:-
Two common prayers in the Catholic faith before the start of class are:-
The Lord's Prayer
• Our Father, who art in heaven....read more
• Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son....read more
Rick Araya demonstrates two prayers before class with children including The Lord's Prayer:-
A Students Prayer by St Thomas Aquinas
This prayer may be useful to say with older teenagers and college students:-
Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator, true source of light and fountain of wisdom! Pour forth your brilliance upon my dense intellect, dissipate the darkness which covers me, that of sin and of ignorance. Grant me a penetrating mind to understand, a retentive memory, method and ease in learning, the lucidity to comprehend, and abundant grace in expressing myself. Guide the beginning of my work, direct its progress, and bring it to successful completion. This I ask through Jesus Christ, true God and true man, living and reigning with You and the Father, forever and ever.
a prayer for guidance and wisdom to understand the lesson today. Also a prayer of thanks for the gift of life and the opportunity to serve and do good:-
A Prayer Suitable for a School Assembly
Thank you for our teachers, our school and our families. As we gather together this morning we invite Your Holy Spirit to inspire us, guide us and teach us in everything that we do today.
We give you our anxious thoughts and receive your peace. Thank you that you promise to be with us always.
(a modern prayer for children from www.lords-prayer-words.com)