A Blessing for Back to School and Returning to Work Places
Loving God, Bless the backpacks and masks for the children, youth and adults who will carry them and wear them as they begin another year of school, new programs and work in this time of pandemic.
Give them peace when they feel worried, focus them when they feel distracted, energy to take on the day when they feel tired, and perhaps, overwhelmed when it feels hard.
Open their minds to the lessons and new experiences they will encounter.
Help them to make friends that build one another up and be friends to those who need them.
Guide them in making good and safe choices as they grow in their wisdom. Open them to be aware of your presences when in the classroom, playground, at home and at work, knowing your love and care in all they do. Praise be to God, Amen