School Prayers

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH

St Joseph, guardian of the Holy Family and patron of our school,
teach us to love Jesus and Mary.
Teach us to see Jesus in others and to be like you:
unselfish, loving, patient, hardworking and true.
Help us to live for God,
day by day,
in faith and trust.
Amen.

DAILY PRAYERS & DEVOTIONS

 SIGN OF THE CROSS – KS1 & KS2

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
Amen.

SIGN OF THE CROSS – FOUNDATION STAGE

(To say a combination of both)

From my head to my heart,
from my shoulder to my shoulder,
I believe in Jesus.

MORNING OFFERING – WHOLE SCHOOL

Father in heaven I give you today,
all that I think, or do, or say.
My ears to hear, my eyes to see,
my hands and feet and all of me.
To love and work all day for you.
Amen

GRACE BEFORE MEALS – KS2

Dear Lord, for this day, for our friends and for the food we are about to receive, may the Lord make us truly thankful. Amen

GRACE BEFORE MEALS – FOUNDATION & KS1

Bless us Oh Lord as we sit together.
Bless the food we eat today.
Bless the hands that make our food,
bless us Oh Lord,

Amen.

GRACE AFTER MEALS – KS2

Loving Father, we praise you for all the gifts you give us. For life and health, for faith and love, and for the meal we have shared together.
Father, we thank you through Christ our Lord. Amen.

GRACE AFTER MEALS – KS1 & FOUNDATION STAGE

Thank you God for the world so sweet.
Thank you God for the food we eat.
Thank you God for the birds that sing.
Thank you God for everything.
Amen

END OF DAY PRAYER KS2

Angel of God, my guardian dear to whom God’s love commits me here.
Ever this day be at my side to light and guard, to rule and guide.

Amen.

END OF DAY PRAYER – KS1 & FOUNDATION STAGE

Father in heaven, I come to say, thank you for you love today.
Thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me.
Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light.
Amen

PRAYERS WE SAY TOGETHER 

OUR FATHER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

HAIL MARY

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is
the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

ETERNAL REST

Eternal rest, grant unto them, (him/her) O Lord.

R: And let perpetual light shine upon them (him/her).

May they rest in peace.

R: Amen.

PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created

R. And you shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray: O God, who taught the heats of the faithful

the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation. Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

GLORY BE

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

ACT OF SORROW

O my God, thank you for loving me
I am sorry for all my sins,
For not loving others and not loving you.
Help me to live like Jesus and not to sin again. Amen

PRAYERS TO OUR LADY 

HAIL HOLY QUEEN

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy; hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.

MAGNIFICAT: (Lk 1:46-55) My soul glorifies the lord, my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour. He looks on his servant in her lowliness; henceforth all ages will call me blessed. The Almighty works marvels for me.

Holy his name!

ANGELUS: May be said morning, noon and night.

V. The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:

R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary…..

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord:

R. Be it done to me according to your word. Hail Mary….

V. And the Word was made flesh:

R. And dwelt among us. Hail Mary…..

V. Pray for us O holy Mother of God:

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace unto our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, your son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by his passion and cross be brought to the glory of his resurrection, through the same Chris our lord. R. Amen

PRAYERS WITHIN THE ORDER OF MASS  

PENITENTIAL ACT

I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

THE GLORIA

We say or sometimes sing the Gloria to give praise to God for all that He is and all He has done for us. Some of the words we have been saying in the past have now been changed in the new translation.

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

NICENE CREED (The Nicene Creed is a Profession of Faith)

I believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

APOSTLES CREED

I believe in God,
the Father almighty Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.