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Chalk on Blackboard

Chalk on Blackboard

Opening Prayer for Class
(suitable for elementary/primary aged school children to say)

Thank you God for all the things you've made our world to be.
For every single living plant, insect, bird and tree.

Thank you God for all the people you have placed around us.
For every single parent, friend and teacher that we trust.

Thank you Lord for all the gifts you send to us each day.
For every single meal and snack, for cuddles, toys and play.

Thank you God for caring for us, we know you always see,
Our every need, our worries, cares, our laughter, joys and tears.

Thank you Lord that you're our friend, you delight in all we do,
Especially when you hear our prayers, and we give thanks to you.


student prayer before class
(a prayer suitable for a high school pupil to pray)

Heavenly Father,

You hold each of us in your loving hands.
Come fill our hearts, minds and bodies afresh with hope.
Help us to cast our worries upon you, so that we can embrace our learning today.
Bless us as we study and grow together.
Come and anoint those who teach and tutor us to be bringers of insight and knowledge.
Lord, watch over us all, keep us safe within your Almighty hand.


Morning Prayer Before Class Starts

(suitable for a teacher to say)

We thank you for this new day Lord.
Help us to embrace all that it may hold for us.
To hear the birdsong, and have new melodies in our hearts.
To see the sunrise and create beauty with our hands.
To touch the leaves that grow afresh,
And allow your love to touch our hearts.
To smell the fragrance of the flowers
And breathe in the wonder of your creation.
To dwell on the beauty of our world,
And study and fathom the science and maths miracles.
To enjoy the conversations we have and the lessons we go to,
May we drink in all the goodness you have for us.


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