God, our loving Father,
You created this beautiful world,
and made human beings lord of all creation.
Today in our selfishness,
our pride, our greed,
and our wanton way of life,
we have brought discord, violence
and war into our dear land
O merciful Father,
heal our wounded hearts and minds,
pour the balm of your love and peace
into our troubled land,
and bring once more
the fragrance of fresh hope,
trust and harmony
among us-your broken people
so that soon from every heart may echo
the praise and glory of your Name.
God our loving Father You are the source of all wisdom and knowledge bless our studies which we are about to begin Enlighten our minds, purify our memory, strengthen our will and banish from our minds all distractions and help us to concentrate on our studies Bless our teachers and fill them with your wisdom and knowledge.
O God our loving Father
we thank you for this day
and the knowledge we received.
Help us to retain what we have studied
that we may grow in wisdom and knowledge.
Bless each one of us that we may always remain
as your loving children.
Amen.Lord of wisdom and knowledge,
bless us with confidence and courage.
Help us to recall what we have studied.
Grant us good health of mind and body
so that we may do well in our examination.
God Almighty Father of us all,
bless us and our food,
which we are about to have
so that we may grow
in health of mind and body.
Bless all those people who in some way or other
have helped in preparing this food.
God give us the grace to work for the good of
Father in Heaven we thank you and praise you for the food you gave us. Bless and feed all the people who suffer and die of hunger make us generous that we may share our bread, with the hungry.