The end of August ushers in the beginning of the school year for many, and we are reminded to pray for our children and for their studies throughout the upcoming year.
As a mother with two in college, one in high school, and three more being taught at home, I have much to pray for, including myself and all their teachers.
The following are prayers to begin a school year, taken from the book Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers. Discover these as well as more daily prayers, a useful calendar of saints, and blessings for all the seasons of the year in this wonderful collection from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB):
It is a beautiful and charitable thing to pray for all students. Pray for your children, and for other people’s children. Here is a wonderful prayer for students.
Most of us know the Guardian Angel Prayer by heart. Some of us have prayed it every morning (or every night) with our parents. It is a short prayer, and is very easy for children to memorize. If your kids don’t know it yet, maybe you could teach it to them this year!
Teachers have a great responsibility, and they need our prayers, too. Remember to pray for those who instruct your children! If you are a homeschooling mom, you can pray this prayer for yourself and for the other homeschooling moms that you know.
Do you pray for your kids in a special way as they begin a new school year?
Was it helpful to know that there are special prayers like this out there?
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