A prayer for Catholic education

by James Trewby

Let us pray for Catholic education, including those who support students and young people in their Catholic education such as youth ministers, school chaplains and teachers.

A prayer for Catholic education


Thank you for all those men and women who have given their talents to educating our young people.
Through the challenges they encounter each day, lead them to an ever deeper appreciation of the
sacred duty to which you have called them.

We give thanks for the invaluable work of all those who contribute to the efficient running of our schools;
support staff, kitchen staff, maintenance staff, governors and chaplains. We thank them for their hard
work and dedication and we pray that they may continue to work in support of our schools.

Thank you for all those who lead our Catholic schools.

May they be people of integrity so that they can be witnesses as well as teachers. We pray that the
schools they lead will become places where our young people can experience your love in their lives.
Thank you for our Catholic schools.

Help us to pray without ceasing, to work without wavering and to give without
grudging in order to ensure the future of Catholic education for all of our children
We make this prayer through your Son, Jesus Christ, our teacher and our Lord.



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