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Prayer Before Class

Short Prayer for Children

Dear Lord and Father of all,

Thank you for today.
Thank you for ways in which you provide for us all. For Your protection and love we thank you.
Help us to focus our hearts and minds now on what we are about to learn.
Inspire us by Your Holy Spirit as we listen and write.
Guide us by your eternal light as we discover more about the world around us.

We ask all this in the name of Jesus.

(a short prayer before class from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer before class

"Cheeky Monkey TV" is a fun way of helping children pray to God. In this episode, Monkey learns that God is everywhere, and leads us in a short prayer to say before starting class:-

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Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6, (NIV)

Prayer before class

a short prayer suitable for saying at the beginning of the school day:-
school prayer

Catholic Prayers

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

Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son....read more

child praying

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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.

Opening prayer for sunday school

a prayer suitable for younger children to say

Dear Lord Jesus,

We are excited to learn more about you, to read the bible and hear stories. Thank you that we can play games together. Thank you that we can create and make things that remind us of you.


(a children's prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer for Young People

an inspiring prayer suitable for showing with teenagers in high school or in a church youth meeting:-

A Prayer Suitable for a School Assembly

Dear Father,

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)

More resources for children and teachers ..

here are links to some resources to help with school life