|WHAT I WANTED-LOOK WHAT I GOT
When I Asked God for Strength
He Gave Me Difficult Situations to face
When I Asked God for Brain & Brown
He Gave Me Puzzles in Life to Solve
When I Asked God for Happiness
He Showed Me Some Unhappy People
When I Asked God for Wealth
He Showed Me How to Work Hard
When I Asked God for Favours
He Showed Me Opportunities to Work Hard
When I Asked God for Peace
He Showed Me How to Help others
God Gave Me Nothing I Wanted
He Gave Me Everything I Needed
||GIVE ME AN ATTENTIVE MIND
Give me an attentive mind,
Lord, keen and alert
so that I can concentrate and
grasp my Lesson.
Give me, an eager mind
to learn something new everyday
And my aim always be to pierce
the veil of the visible World to reach you.
O invisible Eternal.
Unchangeable Truth, ………………..Amen !
|LORD, MAKE ME AN INSTRUMENT OF THY PURPOSE
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy purpose
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy purpose
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury,
forgiveness; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light, where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled, as to console; not so much
seek to be understand, as to understand; not so much seek to be loved, as to love.
For, it is in giving, that we receive, it is in forgiveness, that we are forgiven.
||LET MY LIFE BE A LIFE OF DEDICATION
Let my life be a life of dedication
Let my vital breath, ears, eyes, intellect
and spirit be dedicated to service;
Let my love and understanding.
my prosperity and my knowledge
be dedicated to service.
Let the service be made in a spirit of utter sacrifice.
from the unreal Lead me to the real
from darkness Lead me to light.
from death … lead me to immortality. …….. Amen !
|EACH DAY I’LL DO A GOLDEN DEED.
Each day I’ll do a golden deed.
By helping those who are in need
My life on earth is but a span
And so I’ll do the best I can.
Life’s evening sun is sinking low
A few more days and 1 must go
To reap the deeds that I have done.
And where there will be no setting sun.
While going down life’s weary road
And try to lift some travellers load
I’ll try to turn their night today
Make flowers bloom along the way
||LORD WE THANK THEE FOR THIS PLACE
Lord we thank thee for this place
We come in to Learn; for the love of our
teachers, for the health, the work, the food
and the day-light that makes our lives bright.
Teach us Lord, to respect our parents and teachers.
And to love all our friends. …….. Amen !
|PRAYER FOR MOTHER PLANET EARTH
You have given us the earth,
the sky & the seas.
Show us the way to care for the earth,
Not just for today but ages to come,
Let no plan or work of ours damage or
destroy the beauty of your creation.
Send forth your spirit to direct, to care
for the earth & all creation. ……… Amen!
||PRAYER FOR THE FAMILY
Teach me always to appreciate the precious gift of a family.
Show me ever new ways to protect &
comfort those closest to me
and let me, each day say something that will say ‘I love you’
Let me never part from any member of my family in anger.
Prompt me always to turn back without
delaying to forgive & be forgiven.
And let me see your image within
each person of my own family and my greater family.
Knowing that in your kingdom, we will
truly be one family, united by your sacrifice. …… Amen !
|OH GOD, GRANT ME THIS BOON,
Oh God, grant me this boon,
That I may never refrain
from good actions.
That I may fight fearlessly,
all evil with courage.
That I may forgive those,
who sin against me.
That I may be true, sincere and honest,
in all my actions.
That when this life approaches its end
I may die fighting with great courage.
Thank You God.
O God, Help me always to be happy and cheerful. Help me still to smile even when things go wrong. Help me always to look at the bright side of the things, and always to remember that, even when things are their worst, there is still something to be thankful for. Don’t let me grumble and be a wet blanket. Help me to find my happiness, not in doing what I want, but in doing what you want, & not in thinking of myself, but thinking of others.
||PRAYER OF THE STUDENT
O God ! Our Heavenly Father, help me to appreciate the mystery of your loving presence in my life and that of others. Help me to be a good student of Maples Academy. Grant me your grace to learn my lessons with concentration, to be obedient, respectful and faithful to my parents and teachers. Help me to love my classmates, friends and my brothers and sisters. Give me the grace to love you with my whole heart, mind and soul. …….. Amen..
|PRAYER BEFORE CLASS
O God, All knowledge is in You. Bless our studies, enlighten our minds, strengthen our memories, and direct our will towards what is right. Grant us to seek the truth always and make us truly wise…….. Amen.
||PRAYER AFTER CLASS
O God, thank you for everything that has happened to me during this day. Thank you for bringing me safely to the end of this day. I am sorry for anything I might have done to hurt you or my friends. Help me to make tomorrow a better day for others. ……..Amen.