O Good and Gracious God,
We praise and thank you for the students in our schools. It is a sacred privilege to continue the teaching mission of your son, Jesus. We hear his words in our hearts: “Let the children come to me! Do not hinder them.”
Lord, we are doing everything we can so that no children are hindered from coming to our schools! We advertise, we market; we strategize and plan. What more can we do, Lord?
Please listen to our prayers as we ask you, Lord, to remove whatever hinders parents from choosing a Catholic school for their children. Guide their thinking and their decisions. May our desire to form a partnership with them be a source of hope and encouragement. Bless our efforts to meet funding challenges so that we can fulfill our commitment to be a school for all.
Lord, we hold in prayer all the students you will send to our schools. Thank you, Lord, for blessing us with a future with promise and hope. Amen.