Blessing for the Beginning of a New School Year
Creator God, who set order to the seasons and to time itself, bless this first week of September with warm days and cool evenings as so many return to the classroom to begin a new academic year;
Little ones on their first day of school Young boys and girls who eagerly gather again with friends Teens who count the days until their graduation Young adults on their own as they begin college life and those who continue to seek mastery in their chosen field. Grant all educators continued joy and excitement as they teach. Guide them as they offer genuine care and compassion to their students who grow strong in body, mind and spirit. Bless all teachers with wisdom and peace of mind and beckon them to call on you for the strength and courage they need for the coming year.
Comfort the new parent who will say goodbye on their child’s first day of school, as well as the experienced parent who will walk out of the dorm room and wonder how it could be that their child is now an adult.
As a community we pray for the well-being of all as they seek to grow in knowledge and understanding of the world, of others and of self. Let your gift of love live in them and be that which guides them as they grow in wisdom, age and your grace.
We ask this in the name of your Son, our Teacher, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
With prayers for all,