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God of Wisdom,

As we begin this new school year, we give thanks that You have given us the ability to learn many things in many ways. We know that learning is a gift from you.

Sometimes a new school year seems exciting or scary or both. Sometimes school is great, and sometimes it is hard. But we know that whether we are excited or scared, you are with us.

The Bible tells us that Jesus learned and studied, just as we do. And Jesus grew in wisdom.

We ask God’s blessing on this new school year, that it may be a time when we appreciate and fully use God’s gift of learning.

We ask God to bless our schools and teachers.

We ask God to bless our classmates and friends.

We ask God to bless our principals, counselors, and librarians.

We ask God to bless those who prepare our lunches, those who drive us to school, and those who keep our schools clean and safe.

We give thanks to God for books and computers and all the things that help us learn.

We give thanks to God for the gift of learning!

Amen