I thank you, Lord, God Our Father,
for all that was good during the Summer –
for the love my family gave me,
for the company of friends,
and for the sunshine on warm days.
I thank you for the people who cared for me,
At those times when I felt sad and down at heart.
Now I ask for your help as I begin a new school year, and I pray your blessing on every day in this school.
Show us how to work together for the good of all.
May we share our talents and abilities to the full
and grow in knowledge, wisdom and happiness.
During this school year,
let us become builders of your ways
and instruments of your peace
in our part of the world.
We ask this school year blessing,
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord,