It was lovely to see some of our children and their families at St. Chad's this morning. Reverend Alison invited you to bring your bookbag / school bag for a focus as we asked for God's blessing for the children and the adults that teach and support them in school in this coming school year.
It was a lovely way to begin our school year, thank you Reverend Alison!
For those of you who couldn't make it this morning, the prayer of blessing is below.
God of Wisdom,
We give you thanks for schools and classrooms and for the teachers and students who fill them each day.
We thank you for this new beginning, for the new books and new ideas.
W thank you for sharpened pencils, pointy crayons, and crisp blank pages waiting to be filled.
We thank you for the gift of making mistakes and trying again.
Help us to remember that asking the right question is often as important as giving the right answers.
Today we give you thanks for these children, and we ask you to bless them with curiosity, understanding and respect.
May their book bags be a sign to them that they have everything they need to learn and grow this year in school and home.
May they be guided by your Love.
All this we ask in the name of Jesus, who as a child in the temple showed his longing to learn about you, and as an adult taught by story and example your great love for us,