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