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Our School Prayers


You will find all of the prayers that your child will be saying at their time at school.
Please take time to talk about them with your child and share them with them as often as you can.


Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


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. Amen.

Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Holy Mary, mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Morning Prayer
Father in heaven, you love me,
You are with me night and day.
I want to love you always,
In all I do and say.
I’ll try to please you, father,
Bless me through the day. Amen.

Grace Before Meals
Bless us, O God, as we sit together,
Bless the food we eat today,
Bless the hands that made the food,
Bless us, O God. Amen.

Grace After Meals
Thank you, God, for the food we have eaten,
Thank you, God, for all our friends,
Thank you, God, for everything,
Thank you, God. Amen.

Afternoon Prayer
God Our Father, I come to say,
Thank you for your love today,
Thank you for my family,
And all the friends you give to me,
Guard me in the dark of night,
And in the morning send your light.

Year 1


All previous prayers and the following:

Glory Be
Glory be to the Father
And to the Son,
And to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be,
world without end.

Year 2

All previous prayers and the following:

Eternal Rest
Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon them,
May they rest in peace. Amen.

Year 3

All previous prayers and the following:

Act of Sorrow (Contrition)

O my God, because you are so good,
I am sorry that I have sinned against you,
And with the help f your grace I will not sin again, Amen.

The Confiteor
I confess to almighty God,
And to you, my brothers and sisters,
That I have greatly sinned,
In my thoughts and in my words,
In what I have done and what I have failed to do,
Through my fault, through my fault,
Through my most grievous fault;
Therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-virgin,
All the Angels and Saints,
And you, my brothers and sisters,
To pray for me to Lord our God.

Year 4

All previous prayers and the following:

The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
That it is a thing unheard of,
That anyone ever had recourse to your protection,
Implored your help, or sough your intercession, was left forsaken.
Filled therefore with confidence in your goodness,
I fly to you, O Mother, Virgin of Virgins.
To you I come, before you I stand,
A sorrowful sinner.
Despise not my poor words,
O Mother of the word of God,
But graciously hear and grant my prayer.


The Stations of the Cross
1. Jesus is condemned to death.
2. Jesus take up his cross.
3. Jesus falls for the first time.
4. Jesus meets his mother.
5. Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry his cross.
6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.
7. Jesus falls for the second time.
8. Jesus comforts the women of Jerusalem.
9. Jesus falls for the third time.
10. Jesus is stripped of garments.
11. Jesus is nailed to the cross.
12. Jesus dies on the cross.
13. Jesus is taken down from the cross.
14. Jesus is laid in the tomb.

The Rosary
1 x Our Father = 1 decade
10 x Hail Mary = 1 decade
1 x Glory Be = 1 decade
5 decades = 1 Mystery

The Joyful Mysteries
1. The Annunciation.
2. The Visitation.
3. The Nativity.
4. The Presentation.
5. The Finding of the Child

The Luminous Mysteries
1. The Baptism of Our Lord.
2. The Wedding Feast at Cana.
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom.
4. The Transfiguration.
5. The Institution of the Eucharist.

The Sorrowful Mysteries
1. The Agony in the Garden.
2. The Scourging at the Pillar.
3. The Crowning with Thorns.
4. The Carrying of the Cross.
5. The Crucifixion.

The Glorious Mysteries
1. The Resurrection.
2. The Ascension.
3. The Decent of the Holy Spirit.
4. The Assumption of Mary.
5. The Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Year 5

All previous prayers and the following:

The Magnificat

My soul glorifies the Lord
My spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.
He looks on his servant in her lowliness
Henceforth all ages will call me blessed.
The Almighty works marvels for me.
Holy his name!
His mercy is from age to age,
On those who fear him.
He puts forth his arm in strength
And scatters the proud-hearted.
He casts the mighty from their thrones,
And raises the lowly.
He fills the starving with good things,
Sends the rich away empty.
He protects Israel, his servant,
Remembering his mercy,
The mercy promised to our fathers,
To Abraham and his sons forever.

Year 6

All previous prayers and the following:

Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful,
And enkindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit,
And they shall be created.
And you will renew the face of the earth.
O God who has taught the hearts of the faithful
By the light of the Holy Spirit,
Grant that by the gift of that same Spirit,
We may be always truly wise,
And ever to rejoice in his consolation.

Apostles Creed
I believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages. God from God,
light from light, true God from true God, begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father. Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation, he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit, was incarnate of the Virgin Mary and became man.
For our sake, he was crucified under Pontius Pilate.
He suffered death and was buried and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the Giver of Life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.