Prayer to begin the year at Berkeley Preparatory School
Loving God, you see your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world. Bless them with the knowledge that your ways give more life than the ways of the world, and that following you is better than chasing after selfish goals.
Bless every member of the Berkeley Preparatory School community, our students, our staff, our teachers, our administration, our Board, our parents, our alumni, and all those who care deeply about this place. We pray especially for those who are suffering in mind, body or spirit, and for all those in need.
Bless our students with a passion for learning, with an enthusiasm for life, and with the ability to set high goals and reach them. Help them to take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance for a new start.
Bless each one of us here us with passion for our work, for healthy nervous energy and butterflies whether we are entering our first year, our 5thyear, or our 45th year at Berkeley.
Bless us with the deep understanding that we are loved unconditionally by our Creator; that we are here to share our love, compassion, and wisdom with our students, so that they may, in turn, truly make a difference in the world.
In the name of One God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.