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Prayer for the start of the school year

This Prayer can also be found in the Prayer for School Meetings Booklet.

Loving God, as we begin this New Year open our hearts and minds to your presence among us.
Give us the courage to put you at the centre of everything we do in this school.
May the awareness of your presence bring light and love to our staff room,
our classrooms, the playground, the corridors and offices
in which we work and play every day.
May that same awareness colour our interactions,
our meetings and our decisions throughout this year.
May the blessing of the Holy Trinity go with us today.
May God’s strength keep us secure.
May Christ, our true Wisdom, guide our learning.
May the Holy Spirit make us glad and good.
May the enfolding of the Trinity hold us and bring us, at day’s end, safely home.