Prayer For The Start Of School Year

Dearest Father in Heaven, Bless us all and bless this day of new beginnings. Smile upon this staff and student body, And surround us, Lord, with the soft mantle of your love. Teach this community to follow in your footsteps, And to live life in the ways of Love, faith, hope and charity. We ask this through your name, Jesus Christ Amen

Lord Jesus, we ask for Your help as we begin this new school year. Allow us to experience Your presence in the many blessings You put before us. Open our eyes to the new challenges and exciting opportunities that this new school year brings. Open our heart and mind to new friends and new teachers. Give us a generous spirit to be enthusiastic with our studies and courage to accept new opportunities. Help us to be attentive to one another and let us experience Your presence in our new friends. Jesus, inspire us to do our best this year! Amen

Loving God, at the beginning of this new school year we ask you to bless us,
the students, our teachers and staff of this school, that together we may grow
in faith, hope and love as we learn from you and each other how to follow
your Son, Jesus.

God our merciful Father, we turn to you at the start of this new school year. Open our ears to hear
your voice; open our hearts to grow in love as we listen to your word. We make this prayer to you in
the name of Jesus, the Lord. Amen.

Lord, I give this school year to you. I pray that each of my children will learn exactly what is right for them to learn. Help them to master new skills and increase in their love of learning. Prepare them for what you have for them in their futures. Protect them from what is harmful to them and expose them to good things only. I pray that they will have good attitudes and a willingness to work hard. I pray that they will show respect and obedience. Please give our family peace during this school year. Thank you for loving them, protecting them, and caring for them.

As I step into a new academic year
Restore my spirit
Renew my passion for sharing your wisdom
And nurture my compassion
for those You put in my charge.
Transform me as I seek to transform
Guide me as I seek to guide
Open my mind and heart
As I seek to open minds and hearts
To the Good News of justice and peace.
Help me listen more deeply
To the world and to your Word
So I can walk with my students
Attentive to the Wisdom that
Calls us all to the Kingdom of God.

Lord, please bless all our teachers, friends and relatives as
they make their way back to their classrooms for another year.
Help them to feel excitement and joy in the promise of a new
Give them everything they need to start their classes.
Give them all they need all year.
Give them imagination and creativity to make wonders out of
what they do have.
Help them stretch their budgets and their supplies.
Give them wisdom all year.
Help them quickly spot the little souls who are going to need
something extra from them this year.
Help them have just the right words of encouragement for each
Give them loads of love.
Help the love in their hearts just overflow so they always have
plenty to spare.
We can't conjure it up Lord, but you give in abundance... please
supply all the love teachers need.
Please supply them energy too, Lord.
Please let them sleep well at night so they are rested and
refreshed each morning.
Don't let them take their problems and worries to bed with
them at night.
Give them patience with students, with parents, and with their
Again, Lord, it's you who supplies in abundance.
Please keep the students and teachers safe this year.
Keep them safe from accidents or evil intent.
Let the students be excited about this wonderful world and all
there is to learn about it.
Help them to be interested in each other, for there's a wealth to
learn about and from each other, and this is true for teachers
and parents as well.
Give the parents willing hearts, both to help in the classroom if
they can, and certainly to be involved in their children's
homework and in their stories as the year goes on.
Let this be a truly wonderful year for everyone involved in
Let everyone feel, at the end of the year, that they learned all
they could and gave the best they had.

Lord, we thank you for this new school year, for all the ways we will learn and grow. We ask you to fill us with the wisdom and joy of your Spirit. May everything we do be a sign of your Holy Spirit's presence among us. We make this prayer to you through Christ our Lord.