Prayers for the First Day of School

September 2, 2008
By Nick Senger

School begins today in many parts of the United States. May you all have a blessed and fruitful school year. has a very nice page of prayers for teachers, students and schools, including the following prayer by David Bennett:

Father of all mercies
We ask that you would bless
the youngest and littlest of learners,
the most helpless and powerless of persons,
with Your infinite and loving mercy,
granting them the strength to learn, concentrate,
and act appropriately towards their teachers and fellow students.
We also ask that You would watch over them,
at home and at school
and grant them proper direction so that they may learn
of Your wonderful virtues.
We ask this in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen

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2 Responses to Prayers for the First Day of School

  1. Jean on September 2, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Great prayer, Nick!

    I have linked to your site.

  2. holly triebsch on March 1, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I have been looking for HOURS for a prayer suitable for students to recite at our Principal’s Day event (quick morning presentation)I could find NOTHING!! Can you write one for me and get it to me by tomorrow? March 2, 2011? (ha!)

    Seriously though, can you write one and post it sometime?



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