Prayer is an important part of life at St Thomas More. In addition to the Hail Mary, Our Father, Glory Be, and Eternal rest, here are some of the prayers each form group have in their prayer boxes to use for their daily prayer.
Prayer at the Beginning of the day
Father, as we begin another day at school, we ask you to protect and guide us.
We offer you our work and pray that today we will be happy. Help us to co-operate with each other and with our teachers, so that we may grow together as one, inspired by the Holy Spirit and united in our Lord, Jesus Christ.
St Thomas More, Pray for us.
Prayer at the end of the day
Lord, thank you for giving us this day in which we have tried to do our best for you.
May we be filled with your Holy Spirit.
Grace before meals
Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer to my Guardian Angel
O angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side to light, to guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
As a special birthday gift for friends say this prayer for them:
Heavenly Father, please bless (name),
for today is (his/her) birthday.
Dear Lord, please protect and guide (name) as he/she
continues along the path you have chosen for him/her.
Give him/her the courage to follow in your light,
and feel your love wherever he/she goes.
Make him/her strong and give him/her the strength
to make good decisions in the coming year.
Keep him/ her free from illness and sadness,
And bless him/her with happiness and success in all aspects of life.
Bless (name) now on this day, and in the future.