Prayer for the start of the school year

Loving God, our creator, our saviour, our companion,

bless this journey of a new school year that we undertake today.

Refresh our souls and renew our spirits

as we embrace the beautiful ministry you have called us to.

We welcome those who are new to our community and ask

that you strengthen them to share the wonderful gifts you have given them.

Lord, make our hearts pure as we welcome the return of students and staff to Sacred Heart.

May you guide us to have open hearts and minds eager to learn.

We ask this in Your name,