Back to school prayer

“You crown the year with Your goodness,
And Your paths drip with abundance.”
Psalm 65:11

“Dear God, here are your kids, ready for their first day at school. They have been counting the days. They are so thrilled. Be with them today when they go into unfamiliar rooms, when they see new faces (make them kind faces!), when they stand in the lunch line, when they are on the playground. Keep them close to You as they learn and grow and make friends. Protect them from harm. Watch over them on the way to and from school. And as they become part of a larger world, help me to let them go and gain experience that they will need to become a responsible part of Your creations. Amen.”

God bless all our sons and daughters.

Fr. Marcos
St Mary Coptic Church, Ottawa