Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Prayers




Berkeley Preparatory School Prayer
Written by Father Robert Marais, Chaplain and Assistant Headmaster, 1969

Almighty and loving Father,
source of all wisdom and truth.
Bless with thy love and favor,
the Berkeley Preparatory School.
Inspire our founders, teachers and students
with what is right and good.
That we may always be a credit to our school,
our country, and to thee, the only God.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


For Schools and Colleges (Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, page 824)

O Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities, and especially the Berkeley Preparatory School, 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


For Young Persons (Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, page 829)

God our Father, you see your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world; Show them that your ways give more life than the ways of the world, and that following you is better than chasing after selfish goals.  Help them to take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance for a new start.  Give them strength to hold their faith in you, and to keep alive their joy in your creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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