Back to School Blessing

Attached below is a prayer for children as they return to school. As our children return to public, private, charter, home schools and even college it’s important that we pray for them. Especially that they bring the light of Christ into their classrooms with them. Many blessings on a successful 2023-2024 school year! 

“O Lord our God and Creator, who hast honored men with thine own image; who hast taught thine elect, so that most wise are they who give heed to they teaching; who revealest wisdom unto babes; who hast imparted thy teaching unto Solomon and unto all who have sought thy wisdom: Open thou the hearts, the minds, and the lips of our children as they return to school, that they may receive the power of thy law, and understand the knowledge which shall be taught to them, to the glory of thine all holy Name, to the profit and building up of they holy Church, and that they may comprehend thy good and perfect Will. Deliver them from every hostile oppression: preserve them in the Orthodox Faith, and in holiness all the days of their life that they may increase in wisdom and in the fulfilling of thy commandments: that being thus prepared they may glorify thy all holy Name, and become an heir of thy Kingdom. For thou art God, mighty in mercy, and gracious in strength; and unto thee is due glory: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: now and every, and unto ages of ages”. Amen!