St. Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

We Value All in the Name of Jesus the Christ

School prayers


At St Joseph's Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy, children are encouraged to pray in a variety of ways. Below are some of the more traditional prayers that we say and sometimes sing in school. We also encourage our pupils to create their own prayers.

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father,
and of the Son
and if the Holy Spirit

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, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death.

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.

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.

Evening 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.

Grace before Meals Prayer

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. 

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 

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