a prayer for a new school year

My kids are off to school this week, and I’ve been busy behind-the-scenes with writing projects I can’t wait to share very soon! In the meantime, here is a prayer for all of us in the midst of transition: to a new season, a new schedule, or a new school year. A prayer to God who guides us all.

You are Alpha and Omega.

     Bless the end of our summer and the beginning of our fall.

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You are Abba Father and Rabbi Teacher.

     Bless our homes and our schools, our families and our communities. 

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You are Wisdom of the Ages and Beauty Ever-New.

     Bless our study of the past and our dreaming of the future.

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You are the Creator and the Word.

     Bless our building and designing, our reading and writing.

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You are counter of our hairs and caretaker of the sparrows.

     Bless our big and small decisions, our light and heavy worries.

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You are healer and reconciler.

     Bless our bumps and bruises, our fights and failings.

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You are the sower of seeds and the reaper of the harvest.

     Bless the lessons we will learn and the growth we will see.

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You are Spirit of Truth and Light of the World.

     Bless our striving to understand and our seeking to serve.

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In all things, in Your name, we humbly pray – 

Amen.

Copyright 2014, Laura Kelly Fanucci. Originally appeared at Catholic Mom

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