Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School

Additional prayers

Prayer for a new half term

May our work this term excite our hearts,

Kindle in our minds a creativity

To journey beyond the old limits.

Of all that has become wearisome


May this work challenge us towards

New frontiers that will emerge

As we begin to approach them,

Calling forth from us the full force

And depth of our undiscovered gifts


May our work fit the rhythms of our souls

Enabling us to draw from the invisible

New ideas and a vision that will inspire


Remember to be kind to those who we work with

Endeavouring to remain aware

Of the quiet world

That lives behind each face


Be fair in our expectations

Compassionate in our criticism

May we have the grace of encouragement

To awaken the gift in the other’s heart

Building in them the confidence

To follow the call of the gift


May we come to know that work

Which emerges from the mind of love

Will have beauty and form


May our work this half term be worthy

Of the energy of our hearts

And the light of our thoughts


May our work assume

A proper space in our lives;

Instead of owning or using us,

May it challenge and refine us

Bringing us every day further

Into the wonder of our hearts




Adapted from "For a new position" - Benedictus - A book of Blessings

John O'Donohue


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