Back to School

August is here and for many that means the start of a new school year.

This is a good time to pray for all children and teachers. The BCP has two suitable prayers you might wish to consider.

The first is on page 824. "O Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities that they may be lively centers for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom; and grant that those who teach and those who learn may find you to be the source of all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

The second is found on page 829. "Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strenght and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Peace and Blessings.

Margaret Rodeheaver