We continue our year in prayer by signing ourselves in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
God of day and God of night,
You protect us through the darkness
and bring us to the dawn of a new day.
Help us to live in Your light
Throughout this school year may we show a spirit of cooperation and care
to everyone we meet.
This we ask in Jesus' name.
On this feast day of the Nativity of John the Baptist who leaped in his mother, Elizabeth's , womb at the sound of Mary's voice we consider how much God is calling us to trust one another and God.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, knew and trusted God. She brought Jesus into the world even though she was very young. She left her country until it was safe to return to her home in Nazareth. She followed Jesus through his death and resurrection. Today we ask for Mary's prayers and support.
Full of grace,
The Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women
And blest is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.
We close our prayer in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.