The school year begins again
In the eyes of a school aged child, it seems like summer vacation is never long enough.
In the eyes of the parent well, they have a different perspective!
As another school year begins, let us focus on the positives that take place during this time. The beginning of another school year is a time to reconnect with friends. A time for teachers to refresh, clean and decorate their classrooms again. New outfits are worn and shoes are broken in. Book bags, pencils, erasers, and crayons are pristinely new.
The new school year brings an energetic feeling of starting fresh, and eager to be academically challenged once more. So, as the school year begins again, we say a blessing for all of the school children on their way back for another year of learning, fun and enrichment.
Back to School Prayer
We thank you for the fragrance of a new box of crayons, Lord, The rainbow in each perfect row;
Thank you for each bundle of snowy white notebook paper, Awaiting fresh possibilities.
May they remind us that you make all things new and bless us with abundance.
Thank you for this ruler; for every eraser that tops every pencil.
May they help us remember to measure our blessings, But never your boundless love for us;
To allow for the making of mistakes as a normal part of human learning.
As we lay out our new clothes for these first days of school, Help us remember to put on Christ each day, too, And to “clothe the naked” as He asked us.
But mostly, God, help us remember that Jesus is always our best and most devoted teacher —
That we never outgrow all His lessons on how you want us to live and to love.
By Mary Lynn Hendrickson