Prayers of the faithful for Catholic Schools Week – #7 OPTIONS

Prayers of the Faithful for Catholic Schools
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Prayers of the faithful for Catholic Schools Week – #7 OPTIONS

Here are 7 Different sets of prayers of the faithful specifically for Catholic Schools Week, and written following the instructions of the General instructions of the Roman Missal.

Thanks to the varied option, all conceivable circumstances are accounted for. Also, you can convert this into a pdf with the click of a single button, hopefully this saves you some time today to prepare for other aspects of the Mass.

OPTION #1

  1. For the Church, the teacher of truth, that she may form young minds and hearts in wisdom and virtue, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For Catholic schools, that they may be communities where faith is transmitted and lived with joy, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For students, that their studies may lead them to discover God’s plan for their lives, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For teachers, that they may be witnesses of Christ’s love through their words and example, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our (parish community), that we may support Catholic education and esteem it as a great blessing, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #2

  1. For the Church, that she may nurture families as the first teachers of the faith, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For Catholic school administrators and staff, that they may create environments conducive to learning and spiritual growth, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For parents, that they may take an active role in their children’s Catholic formation, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For students with special needs, that they may find understanding and the support required to thrive, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our community, that we may cherish Catholic schools as centers of gospel values and service, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #3

  1. For the Church, that her mission to teach all nations may be advanced through Catholic education, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For those discerning vocations to teaching and administration in Catholic schools, that God may guide their decision, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For children and youth facing family or personal struggles, that Catholic schools may offer them a safe haven, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For athletes and coaches in Catholic schools, that they may pursue excellence with integrity, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our (parish family), that our love for the Lord may move us to sacrificially support Catholic schools, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #4

  1. For the Church, that she may form students as faithful disciples of Christ and good citizens of the world, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For Catholic college and university students, that their studies may deepen their faith and prepare them for their vocations, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For children in Catholic schools who face poverty, hunger or homelessness, that their needs may be met with compassion, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For those who provide resources and funding for Catholic education, that God may bless their generosity, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our local community, that we may cherish Catholic schools as beacons illuminating the way to Christ, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #5

  1. For the Church, that her Catholic schools may form young people to live as disciples of Christ, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For Catholic school boards and leaders, that they may uphold the highest standards of academic excellence and fidelity to the faith, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For students from non-Catholic families, that their experience of Catholic education may draw them into the fullness of truth, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For school counselors and psychologists, that they may provide care marked by Christ’s compassion, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our (parish family), that our spiritual and material support may strengthen the mission of Catholic education, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #6

  1. For the Church, that her Catholic schools may be true communities of faith, love and service, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For religious brothers, sisters and priests serving in Catholic schools, that their witness may inspire many vocations, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For custodians, cafeteria staff and support personnel in Catholic schools, that they may know the dignity of their labor, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For school families experiencing financial hardship, that assistance may be available to continue Catholic education for their children, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our local community, that we may promote and uphold Catholic schools as centers of gospel values and learning, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #7

  1. For the Church, that her Catholic schools may form students as instruments of Christ’s peace and justice in the world, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For Catholic educators, that they may receive affirmation and support in their vocation as teachers of faith, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For children in Catholic schools who face discrimination, persecution or violence, that God may deliver them from all harm, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For benefactors who make Catholic education possible, that God may reward their generosity, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our (parish community), that we may renew our commitment to the precious gift of Catholic education, let us pray to the Lord.

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