Prayers for a good day at school

by Gela ()

Please pray for me as I have been struggling in nursing school. I desire to care for my brothers and sisters in Christ. This is where my heart is. I have not been doing well on tests, but I know that I can do it with God’s help.

I know He has amazing plans for all of us. Please pray that I will stay motivated and that I will be able to pull up my average. I have one more unit test and I am depending on this to help me obtain a passing grade.

I know that I am not the only one struggling with school out there, so I ask that you please keep all students, especially those who are in the same situation as I am, in your thoughts and prayers as well.

Thank you so much. May God bless each and every one of us.

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It’s that time of year where new clothes are purchased and organized  supplies are awaiting the big event; the first day of school.

Whether you or not you are sad to see the summer come to a close, a new school year is upon us all.

It’s a fresh slate and a time of new opportunities.

prayers for a good day at school

As a parent of two children heading to school, I am especially sensitive of this experience and am looking for ways to ease the transition for us all.

But before I do anything else, I am committing to pray every day starting August 1st for my children’s new school year.

Will you join me for 30 days of prayer for your child and the new school year?

So get your tissues ready {or maybe I am the only one who is teary in sending the kids off to school}, and hit your knees. Let’s dedicate 30 days to pray for the new school year.

Day 1- Spiritually

Pray that your child will understand the Gospel and learn to apply biblical principles to every aspect of life.

Day 2- Relationship to the teacher

Pray that your child will develop a deep respect and appreciation for his/her teacher and will act respectful of all authority figures.

Day 3- Relationship to peers

Pray that your child will develop a close bond with his peers and that he/she will choose friends wisely.

Day 4- Wisdom

Pray that your child will develop the ability to discern right from wrong and put it into practice on a daily basis.

Day 5- Conviction

Pray that your child will be convicted by sin and be found out when he/she does wrong.

Day 6- Honesty

Pray that your child will desire to be honest, even when it’s hard or when he/she gets into trouble.

Day 7- Kindness

Pray that your child will treat others with kindness, even when it is not popular.

Day 8- Compassion

Pray that your child will be compassionate, and show the love of Jesus to those who are hurting.

Day 9- Being a servant

Pray that your child learns to be a servant and sees the beauty of being the hands and feet of Jesus.

Day 10- Humility

Pray that your child learns to be humble and not to brag about his/her success.

Day 11- Desire to learn

Pray that your child will develop a love of learning and desire to be a life-long learner.

Day 12- Strongest subject

Pray that your child will be challenged in his/her strongest subject and will be pushed out of his/her comfort zone.

Day 13- Weakest subject

Pray that your child will make progress and tremendous growth in an area of weakness.

Day 14- Confident learner

Pray that your child will be confident in his/her abilities as a student.

Day 15- Learning issues exposed

Pray that any learning issues or suspected weakness will be brought to light.

prayers for a good day at school

Day 16- Emotional growth

Pray that your child will mature in emotional stability and be comforted as their faith deepens in understanding.

Day 17- Sensitivity

Pray that your child will have a tender spirit and be will to help those in need.

Day 18- Evangelical spirit

Pray that your child will be excited to share the message of Jesus, no matter the cost.

Day 19- Become a good listener

Pray that God will open the ears of your child to hear the teacher and an open heart to listen to others.

Day 20- Self-control

Pray that your child will learn self-control and have the discipline to use it in even the toughest of situations.

Day 21- Think before speaking

Pray that your child will learn to guard their tongue and to think about words before speaking aloud.

Day 22- Guarded mind

Pray that your child will have a guarded mind and thoughts of the Lord will be planted, and not be easily uprooted.

Day 23- Softened heart

Pray that your child has a softened heart towards the gospel and will hear the good news with open ears.

Day 24- Quick to forgive

Pray that your child will be quick to extend grace when a wrong has been done to him/her.

Day 25- Slow to anger

Pray that your child will have a long fuse and not anger easily.

Day 26- Joy

Pray that your child will experience the joy of the Lord and not look for happiness in the things of the world.

Day 27- Strength

Pray that your child will have the strength to do what is right and do grow in physical strength as well.

Day 28- Safety

Pray that your child will be safe in sports, and on the playground.

Day 29- Protection

Pray that God will protect your child from harm’s way.

Day 30- Balance

Pray that your child will learn to balance responsibilities in school, home, and life with God’s help and strength.

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Prayer plays an vital role in human life. It becomes a link between God and man where the human can share his/her feelings of thanks, request and even praying for the well being of others. In schools/ colleges children need to be taught the values of and power of prayer. It is good have a set of prayer for primary/KG kids that makes them pray every day at school. This one such models I have just given for the school kids. This prayer could be used in the everyday’s assembly so that the kids at the young age itself learn the habit of praying. This is only  a model you can always have you own set of prayers according to your school environment. Praying every day will make the child to start the day with presence of almighty power.   
Day 1
 Almighty God, We open the doors wide of our school and invite you in.
Please be in our lessons and help us to concentrate and learn.
Fill us with happiness as we discover more about the world.
Guide our creativity to express ourselves in art, music and movement.
Help us to share, care for and love one another.
Watch over us and protect us as we run and play outside.
Please come and be a part of everything we do today.  Amen.

DAY -2
Thank you for this new day
Thank you for our school
Thank you for the teachers
Thank you for the things we will learn
Thank you for the fun we will have together

Thank you God for sun and rain
That makes all things grow.
Thank you for the farmers
That work to reap and sow.
Thank you for the mums and dads
That make us lovely food.
Thank you God for everything
Your world is so wonderful.

DAY – 3
God our Creator, You made a beautiful world,
With sun so warm and light.
With grain and fruit to nourish us,
With streams so clean and bright.
Help us to care and keep it safe,
With wisdom, thought and deed.
With respect for all it offers us
With generosity, not with greed.

We pray for those who suffer,
With lack of rain for crops.
With hunger and such poverty,
With war, grief and loss.

Guide us, as we work and play,
With strength to learn and share.
With grace to enjoy all we have,
With courage to change the world. Amen.

DAY- 4
Thank you for our school. We pray it would be a safe place of learning, fun and friendship. Please watch over all our teachers, children and families.

Help us to learn new things, to explore the world together and to play and be happy.

Help us to have love for each other, to have forgiveness at our heart, and to build kindness into every day. Amen.

DAY – 5
Loving God source of all life on earth Be with us today
Fill our hearts with joy
Fill our minds with learning
Fill our classrooms with peace
Fill our lessons with fun
Fill our friendships with kindness
Fill our school with love – Amen.
Thank you for family – watch over my loved ones
Thank you for play – help me to be happy and free
Thank you for my school – teach me to listen and learn
Thank you for food and rest – you give us lovely food and peaceful sleep
Thank you for all these wonderful things, – Amen.

DAY – 6

Thank you God for all the things you’ve made our world to be.
For every single living plant, insect, bird and tree.

Thank you God for all the people you have placed around us.
For every single parent, friend and teacher that we trust.

Thank you Lord for all the gifts you send to us each day.
For every single meal and snack, for cuddles, toys and play.

Thank you God for caring for us, we know you always see,
Our every need, our worries, cares, our laughter, joys and tears.

Thank you Lord that you’re our friend, you delight in all we do,
Especially when you hear our prayers, and we give thanks to you. Amen.

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Categories (in alphabetical order)
Adult Faith
Blessings and Special Prayers
Bereavement Prayers
Bullying & Safe Schools
Children’s Prayers
Dignity
French Language Prayers
New:  Graduation
New:  Grace Before Meals
New:  Indigenous Peoples
Justice
Leadership
Life (Prayers for)
Mary
Mercy
Natural Disasters
New Evangelization
Peace
Professional Activity
Retirement
Retreats
School Council Activity
School Improvement & Safe Schools
Special Education & Special Needs
Stewardship
Strategic Planning
Teacher Inservice/Orientation
New:  Traditional Catholic Prayers
Unity
Virtues
Vocation
Wellness

NEW:  What Makes an Effective Prayer Service?
(One page overview of how to put together an effective prayer service for use in our Catholic schools. Explains individual parts with helpful diagram to illustrate how they fit together.)
NEW:   School Mass Planning Template
(Recommended for staff members planning school Masses, adapted from template in EOCCC’s Curriculum Support for Catholic Schools)

Adult Faith – Prayers, Reflection Exercises and Links

The Door of Faith

(Prayer for Catholic educators/leadership at the start of the Year of Faith)Faith, Professionalism and Wellness(5 minute prayer service to open a PA session or day) Our Journey in Faith(Prayer to open board wide school council gathering)Educating in the Light of Faith(Suitable for Inservice/New Teacher Induction)The Gift of Faith(Prayer service to celebrate the virtue of Faith)Disciples and Citizens(Opening Prayer, TPA Inservice, Curriculum Inservice, Staff or Leadership Meeting)RCCDSB Adult Faith Resource PageRCCDSB Year of Faith Resource Page

Blessings and Special Prayers

New:  Blessing for a New Day Care
New:  Blessing for Crucifixes

(Suitable where crucifixes are being blessed for new school or given out for special purpose. Adapted from various blessings for religious articles)Commissioning Prayer for School Council Chairs(Suitable for use during Mass or as part of a prayer service)Ground-breaking for a New School Prayer ServiceBlessing of Land for a New School(Included in Ground-breaking prayer above, can be used alone)Morning Offering(Composed by Mr. Tony Contant’s class at St. James Catholic School, Eganville)Blessing of Rosaries and Commissioning Prayer for New StaffPrayers for a Priest Who Has DiedPrayer to Bless a New Play StructureChildren’s Prayer Links(Loyola Press website)

Bereavement Prayers

Prayers for a Priest Who Has Died
New:  Prayer for Member of School Community Who Has Died
(Suitable for staff or whole school use; you may wish to include parish priest, if available)

Prayer Service for a Colleague Who has Died
(Earlier version of above prayer. Suitable for staff use)Prayer for a Friend/Colleague Who has Died
(Closing prayer from above prayer service)Catholic Funerals and Eulogies, the Pall and the Flag
(CCCB, 2006.  Explains why Funeral Mass is not proper place for eulogy, and how deceased person may be appropriately remembered during the Mass and homily. Also explains the significance of the pall – reminder of Baptism, new life in resurrected Christ – and flag )Suggested Readings for a Catholic Funeral(From St. John the Baptist Catholic parish, Brighton, MN.  Links to readings are from American NAB translation.  A funeral service in Canada should use the NRSV translation in the Canadian lectionary. Nevertheless, still a good reference list – both for funerals and school memorial services/prayer services)

Bullying and Safe Schools

RCCDSB Resource Package, Reverencing the Dignity of All

(Bullying Awareness Week  AM announcements and prayers, classroom exercises)Scripture Reflections Around Bullying Issues(Anti-bullying prayer service can be built around these reflections.)

Children’s Prayers

Children’s Prayer Links
(Loyola Press website)

Dignity

NEW:  RCCDSB 2018-19 Board Theme Prayer, Reverencing the Dignity of the Whole Person
NEW:Leading With Reverence for the Gift of One Another
(Leadership meeting prayer service based on RCCDSB 2018-19 Board Theme, Reverence the Dignity of the Whole Person)
NEW: Holy Respect for the Children of God
(Leadership meeting prayer service based on RCCDSB 2018-19 Board Theme, Reverence the Dignity of the Whole Person)

French Language Prayers

Various French Language Prayers
(From website of Office Provincial de l’Éducation de la foi Catholique de l’Ontario )

Viens Allons Prier! Quand la prière résonne dans les murs de la famille…et de la vie… (Organisme catholique pour la vie et famille, 2001.  Good collection of basic French language prayers see page 5 and page 6)

New:  Grace Before Meals

NEW:  Grace Before Meals
(Suitable for gatherings of Catholic educators, persons in pastoral ministry)

New:  Graduation

End of School Year Prayer of the Faithful
(Suitable for end of year school Mass or prayer service)

Graduation Prayer ServiceSome Graduation Thoughts (Ideas that might help preparing address to graduating students)

Looking Back and Looking Ahead: The Value of Friendship (End-of-year student reflection sheet and prayer exercise on the subject of friendship)

Indigenous Peoples

New:  Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle

(From OLGC website: Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle is a Catholic coalition of Indigenous people, bishops, lay movements, clergy, and institutes of consecrated life, engaged in renewing and fostering relationships between the Catholic Church and Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Site also has various prayers in Indigenous languages, Indigenous prayers in English)
New:  Orange Shirt Week School Morning Announcements & Prayers:  Sept 25-29, 2017
(A week of announcements, prayers, reflections and links to prepare for Orange Shirt Day as follow-up to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission).New:  Prayer for Truth and Reconciliation(Prayer of repentance and solidarity with Indigenous Peoples following Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission)RCCDSB Kateri Tekakwitha Page
RCCDSB World Religions Page – Scroll down to “Indigenous Spirituality” section.

Justice

Litany of Witnesses to God’s Justice

Leadership Prayers

NEW: Praying the Legacy of St. Patrick, Missionary for Christ
(Short prayer service reflecting on how leaders in Catholic education are called to follow St. Patrick’s example of evangelization today. Easily adapted for staff use.)
NEW:  Holy Respect for the Children of God
(Leadership meeting prayer service based on RCCDSB 2018-19 Board Theme, Reverence the Dignity of the Whole Person)
NEW: Leading With Reverence for the Gift of One Another
(Suitable for opening PA Day, PLC, Retreat)
New:  Maintaining Relevance Today, Tomorrow and Into the Future
(Prayer for Catholic Educational staff and leaders on the ongoing relevance of Catholic education for today’s world)

New:  Walking Forward Together. Prayer for Leaders in our Catholic Educational Community (Liturgy of the word to open a daytime meeting of leaders in local Catholic educational community, including clergy or parent councils, administrators, senior admin etc., with focus on dialogue, honouring one another’s gifts, and walking forward together)

Ste. Marguerite: Model for Leaders in Catholic Education (Prayer service begins with brief life of Ste Marguerite d’Youville, followed by Gospel, reflection, prayer of faithful, closing prayer. Suitable for board leadership team or directors council meeting. Prayer composed for Memorial of Ste. Marguerite, Oct 16, but easily adapted for use at other times)

Integrating the Catholic Faith Through Critical Analysis of the Arts, Media and Technology (Prayer for Catholic Educators to begin school year, focusing on integrating Catholic faith through a critical analysis of the arts, media & technology)

Leadership in Demanding Times (Prayer service with brief adult faith reflection on leadership. Suitable to open leadership meeting)

April prayer in preparation for Catholic Education Week: “Leading in the Light of Christ” (Adapted from OCSTA CEW 2012 Advance Kit)

A New Year of Leading and Serving (Prayer service for leaders in Catholic schools at the beginning of a new calendar year)

Prayer for Leaders in Catholic EducationWaiting in the Upper Room Staff Prayer ServiceServant Leadership Prayer ServiceLiving and Working as Church

Life (Prayers to Support Life)

New: Thank You for the Gift of Me
(Suitable for the end of Theme Three unit in the Fully Alive Program)

Prayer for Life (Prayer service to be used before Relay for Life or other activities in support of life)

Prayer for Life by Pope John Paul II

Mary

New:  Fatima 100 Year Anniversary Morning Prayers: Wed Oct 11, Thurs Oct 12, Fri Oct 13, 2017
(Each day briefly recounts events leading up to and including Fatima apparitions, their messages, Miracle of the Sun, and finishes with a prayer.)

New:  Following Jesus With Mary (Prayer service to open a PA Day, PLC or staff meeting. Reflects on the role of Mary in early Church and in our lives.)

Prayer to Our Lady Before a Staff Meeting
Prayer to Mary, Mother of Hope (Adapted from longer prayer in Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation on Jesus Christ Alive in His Church, the Source of Hope for Europe , 2003)

Teaching the Rosary to High School Students (From Engagingfaith.blogspot.com Practical advice for teaching the Rosary, with helpful links resources related to Mary)

Marian Prayers
(Good online collection of classical, papal, litany, novena and other Marian prayers from the University of Dayton’s Mary Prayer Page)
Rosary and Living Rosary Outlines
(See October and May sections of Monthly/Seasonal Prayer Page)

Adult Faith Presentations on Mary (See Adult Faith Page, under “Mary”)

Mercy

NEW:  Living God’s Mercy
(Prayer highlighting our call to be the merciful hands and feet of Jesus. Suitable for elementary and secondary use.)

Natural Disasters

Renfrew County CDSB Resources

Day of Hope Prayer ServiceCatechism Selections for Addressing Questions Arising From DisastersAlgonquin & Lakeshore CDSB ResourcesALCDSB Resources (Fifteen pages of helpful prayer resources and readings in response to disasters)

Prayer Service of Solidarity (In Light of  Tsunami Disaster)
Sudbury CDSB Prayers
Prayers for Victims of Hurricane Katrina (adaptable to other circumstances)

CARFLEO
CARFLEO Tsunami (2005) ResourcesFrom U.S. Bishops’ ConferencePrayer to Blessed Virgin Mary,Prayer for Intercession of the Saints,Prayer to Blessed TrinityRoman Catholic Diocese of Joliet, IllinoisHurricane Katrina Prayer SuggestionsSolidarity/Relief Effort Pages and Links
Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace
Caritas Intarnational

New Evangelization

New:  Putting out into the Deep. A Prayer for Catholic Educators in the New Evangelization
(Suitable for opening a staff meeting, PA day or conference)

Peace

Prayer Service for Peace
(Can be used as commemoration of September 11th or Remembrance Day)

Reflection on Peace

Professional Activity Prayer Services

New:  Following Jesus With Mary
(Prayer service to open a PA Day, PLC or staff meeting. Reflects on the role of Mary in early Church and in our lives.)

New:  You Are the Light of the World
(Short prayer service to open PA day, staff, leadership or school council meeting)
New:  Claiming our Role as Global Stewards: Closing the Gaps (Short prayer service to begin Oct 11, 2013 PA Day, suitable for PLC/Staff Meeting)

 Planting in Hope, Nurturing in Love
(Short prayer service to begin a PA day, PLC or Staff Meeting)
 Faith, Professionalism and Wellness
(5 minute prayer service to open a PA session or day)
Wellness Caring for God’s Temple
(Suitable for opening a PA day or staff inservice)
Making a Difference in our Catholic Schools
(20-30 minute prayer service to open a PA day – can involve 20 or more participants)

The Gift of Catholic Curriculum (One page prayer service suitable for opening a curriculum inservice meeting)

Educating in Christian Hope (1 page opening prayer for Curriculum inservice or PA Day)

Learning Together in Wonder and Awe (Prayer Service to open Professional Activity Day, PLC, Staff Meeting)

Servant Leadership Prayer Service (Prayer service for leaders in Catholic school systems)

Tending the Fertile Ground of the Heart (Opening Prayer Staff Meeting, PLC, PA Day)

Teaching and Learning in the Spirit (Opening Prayer suitable for PA day or inservice)

Retirement

Prayer for Retiring Cleaning Staff Member

Retreat Prayers and Outlines

Nurturing the Seeds of the Kingdom
(Prayer to Invoke Holy Spirit at start of a staff retreat)

Staff Twilight Retreat Outline (From EOCCC’s Curriculum Support for Catholic Schools)

Confirmation
New:  Confirmation Retreat Opening PrayerNew:  Confirmation Retreat Closing Prayer (Can be shortened/simplified to suit needs)

New:  Daily Prayer to the Holy Spirit
(For student use in preparation for receiving Sacrament of Confirmation)

School Council Prayers

New:  You Are the Light of the World
(Short prayer service to open PA day, staff, leadership or school council meeting)

New:  Commissioning Prayer for School Council Chairs
(Suitable for use during Mass or as part of a prayer service)
New:  Planning the Road Ahead in our Catholic Schools
(Prayer service regional school council gathering, suitable for strategic planning)
Stewards of God’s Gifts
(Prayer service to open board wide school council gathering)
 Our Journey in Faith (Prayer to open board wide school council gathering)

Charting the Future in Challenging Times
(From School Council Professional Development Evening)

Building a Culture of Wisdom and Peace (Opening Prayer for School Council Gathering)

Catholic Schools:  Educating the Soul (Opening Prayer for School Council Gathering)

Catholic Schools:  Educating the Soul in a Tecnhological Age (Opening Prayer for School Council Gathering)

School Improvement and Safe Schools Prayers

School Improvement and Safe Schools Planning Prayer
(Safe Schools PA day opening prayer)

Catholic Schools:  Safe Places to Grow (Prayer service for school improvement planning, safe schools and student achievement PA days)

Special Education & Special Needs

New:  Special Olympics Opening Prayer

Embracing the Road to Independence (Prayer service to open PA day for EAs and ECEs working with special needs students)

Helpers on the Road to Independence (Prayer service to open PA day for EAs and ECEs working with special needs students)

Prayer for Assistive Technology Teachers
(Prayer before working with students using AT)
Ephthata – Be Opened (Prayer service for special needs educators inservice)

Every Educator a Special Educator (Prayer to begin Special Education inservice or PA Day)

See Also Jan Bentham’s Prayers:
A Prayer for Our Special Children (Prayer asking God’s blessings on our Special Needs Students and those who care for them)

A Tale of a Good Samaritan Teacher (A Parable for Teachers based on Luke 10)

Stewardship Prayers

Stewardship Prayer

Stewardship of God’s Gifts (One page prayer service to begin a PA day)

Stewards of God’s Gifts (Prayer service to open board wide school council gathering)

Strategic Planning

Planning the Road Ahead.  A Prayer for Strategic Planning in our Catholic School Board
(Prayer service to open a strategic planning session for Board Parent Involvement Council)

Planning the Road Ahead in our Catholic Schools (Prayer service regional school council gathering, suitable for strategic planning – slightly adapted from prayer above)

Teacher Inservice/Orientation Prayers

New:  Following Jesus With Mary
(Prayer service to open a PA Day, PLC or staff meeting. Reflects on the role of Mary in early Church and in our lives.)
New:  You Are the Light of the World
(Short prayer service to open PA day, staff, leadership or school council meeting)

Bringing the Light of Christ’s Gospel to the World (New Employee Orientation session opening prayer – easily adaptable to other staff gatherings)

Servants of the Good News (Opening Prayer for Staff PA Day/NTIP/Leadership)

Fostering a Eucharistic Life (Opening Prayer for Inservice/Staff or Leadership Meeting)

Disciples and Citizens (Opening Prayer, TPA Inservice, Curriculum Inservice, Staff or Leadership Meeting)

Reaching out Through our Distinctive and Inclusive Story (Easily adapted as staff prayer for a variety of occasions)

Labourers in a Wondrous Harvest (Suitable for opening a teacher inservice or professional activity for teachers/administrators)

A Year of Growth and Blessings (Prayer for end-of-year new teacher inservice)

Educating in the Light of Faith (Suitable for Inservice/New Teacher Induction)

New:  Traditional Catholic Prayers

Unity

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Announcements, 2014
(Morning announcements adapted from resources posted on Vatican’s website)
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Announcements 2011
(From Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 2011.  These daily prayer services can also be used individually as prayers for unity among Christians on other occasions)

Virtues

Faith
New:  Daily Morning Announcements for Monthly Virtues
New:  Theological Virtue of Faith Morning
Announcements
(Short daily reflections on some aspect of virtue with practical application to school life, ending with prayer. Targeted for elementary, easily adapted for secondary use.)
The Gift of Faith

(Prayer service to celebrate the theological virtue of Faith)Hope

Educating in Christian Hope

(1 page opening prayer for Curriculum inservice or PA Day)Planting in Hope, Nurturing in Love(Short prayer service to begin a PA day, PLC or Staff Meeting)Day of Hope Prayer Service
(Prayer service for natural disasters)

Rejoicing in Hope
(Prayer to celebrate gifts of Joy and Hope in Catholic Schools)
Love 
NEW:
Prayer to Celebrate Love and Family

(Prayer service for Catholic schools)

The Virtue of Love
(2 page school prayer service on the virtue of love)
More virtues-related resources on Virtues, Equity & Inclusivity Page

Vocation

NEW:  Prayer for My Vocation
(Suitable for use with career day/retreat)

Wellness

Prayers/Prayer Services
NEW:  Morning Wellness Prayer

NEW:  Prayer Before a Wellness Activity (Quick prayer to begin wellness workshop/activity.  Suitable for elementary, secondary and adult use)

NEW:  Joy and the Wellness of God’s Peace
(Suitable for all levels. Originally composed as part of RCCDSB Wellness Week package. This version is updated with minor changes)

Wellness Caring for God’s Temple

(Suitable for opening a PA day or staff inservice)
Caring for the Temple
(A practical reflection on what it means to care for the temple of ourselves)
Faith, Professionalism and Wellness
(5 minute prayer service to open a PA session or day)

Additional Wellness Resources (from Adult Faith Page)
Adult Faith Reflection
Bringing our Lives to the Altar

(Printable reflection sheet invites users to review where God has been seeking them out during the week, and to unite their lives with the gifts of bread and wine brought to the altar at the Offertory of the Mass. Recommended for use with Simplified Overview of the Mass.)

Prayer:  An Active Encounter With God (One page graphic illustration of how prayer arises from the encounter between the Blessed Trinity’s overflowing communion of love and the ordinary events of our lives. God reaches out and we respond).

The Healing Power of Jesus in My Life (Invites us to look at how Jesus heals and empowers us to be agents of His healing for one another, using the story of Jesus’ healing of the paralytic person in Lk 5, 17-25)

Reflecting on our Adult Faith. Ten Modules for Individual or Group Reflection (Suitable as part of school staff meeting or part of twilight retreat)

Hope and Joy
Biblical Quotes About Hope and Joy (Six pages of quotes from the Bible that speak about hope and joy – good for individual reflection/meditation)

Image of GodCleansing the Lens:  Letting Scripture Speak to our Image of God (Provides some key terms to helping understand what the Bible says about God, with scriptural quotes for meditation and reflection)

Images of a Healing God in Scripture – Letting Scripture Heal our Image of God
(Outline for 1-2 hour workshop outline on healing our image of God based on concepts outlined in Cleansing the Lens resource above)

Indigenous SpiritualityKateri Television (Twelve videos produced by Villagers Media for Canadian Catholic Aboriginal communities.

Topics covered: How we teach, commuity healing, reconciliation, healing of addictions, a gift to the Church, social justice.)

Program One. Medicine Wheel Healing: How it StartsProgram Two. Medicine Wheel and Christian FaithProgram Three. Medicine Wheel Spirituality: A Gift to the ChurchProgram Four. Medicine Wheel:  A Way of LifeProgram Five.  Medicine Wheel: How We TeachProgram Six. Medicine Wheel: Healing & Reconciliation & Social JusticeProgram Seven.  Medicine Wheel as Pastoral MinistryProgram Eight  Medicine Wheel:  ReconciliationProgram Nine.  Medicine Wheel: Community HealingProgram Ten. Medicine Wheel: Healing of AddictionsProgram Eleven.  Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of HopeProgram Twelve.  St. Kateri Takakwitha: A Healer’s SaintThe Legacy of Kateri Tekakwitha (YouTube video about St. Kateri and other North American saints and holy people)

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina Simplified Overview & Opening PrayerPrayer Before Lectio Divina (Short prayer to pray before Lectio Divina exercise)

Lectio Divina – Template  (An outline for the ancient exercise of praying God’s word)

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