Our Start of the Year Prayer - from Praise Time Assembly on Sept. 3rd.
Our Creator, our Saviour, our Companion,
bless this journey of a new school year.
Refresh our souls
and renew our spirits
as we embrace the beautiful ministry you have called us to.
We welcome those who are new to this community and
ask that you strengthen them to share the wonderful gifts you have given them.
Bless us as we start this new year
with our friends and teachers.
Help us to make the most of every chance we have to start afresh.
May we show love to one another.
May the new beginning of this school year
remind us that you give us chances to start over again and again.
Help us to forgive others
as we receive your forgiveness.
Help us to learn and to work together.
Help us to listen when we should
and to know the best words when we speak
and when it is better not to speak.
We thank you for our friends
Help us to be good friends this year.
Help us to be patient
with ourselves and with others.
Bless our school and keep us safe.
And be with us as we travel each day.
Help us to be aware of your love
shown to us in the people around us.
Bless all those who care for us
in school and at home.
Help us show our care for them
and to say sorry when we need to.
In Jesus’ name, AMEN.