Morning Assembly Prayer

Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven; hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Prayer for Forgiveness of Sins

O My God, I am heartily sorry for having offended You. I hate all my sins, because they offend You, my God who are all good, and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to sin no more and to avoid all occasions of sin.

Prayer of a Student

Oh God, from whom all wisdom, and knowledge come; help me to do my studies well. Open my mind to the truth; make me diligent and constant in the pursuit of learning. Give me an attentive mind, Lord; keen and alert, so that I can concentrate and grasp my lessons. Give me an eager mind, Lord, to learn something new every day, and may my aim always be to pierce the veil of the visible world, to reach you, O invisible, eternal, unchangeable truth.

Prayer Before Class

Eternal God / Creator of all / I firmly believe / that I am in Your presence / I adore Your Divine Majesty / and ask of You / to enlighten my mind, that I may love You / above all things / and my neighbour / for Your sake. Help me / that I may never / in my thoughts or deeds / offend against Your Holy Law.

Prayer After Class

We give you thanks / Almighty God, for all the benefits / You have showered upon us. O my God I love You / with my whole heart / and above all things. I am heartily sorry for having offended You / because You are so good / and I firmly resolve / not to offend you any more.

Prayer Before a Test or Exam

Come Holy Spirit with all Your gifts and Graces. Help me to recall the facts I have studied for this exam. Guide my thinking process and fill my mind with the ideas and concepts I need to know in order to do well. Illuminate my mind and make clear the answers I am supposed to give for each question. As I answer, keep my thoughts clear and concise. Replace my anxiety with peace, knowing that You are with me to assist and guide me. Amen.

Prayer for The Nation

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; where knowledge is free; where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; where words come out from the depth of truth; where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; where the mind is led forward by Thee into ever- widening thought and action; into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

Prayer of Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me bring love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope
where there is darkness, light
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that, we are pardoned
and it is in dying that we are born, to eternal life.