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A Summer Prayer

Long warm days...
The pace of life slows...
A time for picnics and rest in the shade...
Lord, help us to rest awhile in the cooling shade of your presence.
Slow down my restless heart and fill me with gentle compassion for all your people.

Prayer Collection

This section contains a selection of reflections, prayers and prayer sites which councils may wish to use when selecting a prayer for meetings or other occasions. Councils are encouraged to send us their own favourites to post and share. Email a pdf copy to

General Prayers:

School Council Prayer

Catholic School Council Prayer

In the Presence of a God

Bless our Journey

A Prayer for Enlightenment

A Welcoming Prayer

Only for Today

Prayer for Presence

Prayer for Travellers

Leadership Prayer

I Have a Mission

Our Prayer

Peace Prayer

Morning Prayer - Humorous

Midday Prayer

Strength and Weakness

Teamwork - Sense of a Goose

The Beatitudes

The Serenity Prayer

We Gather Together on the Journey

Prayer for a Parent

A Prayer for Our Special Children

A Prayer for Learning

Math Prayer

Give Thanks

Holy Mystery

Knowing, Loving & Serving

Lord's Prayer for Justice

May the Blessing of Light be Yours

Prayer of St. Francis

St. Theresa's Prayer

Prayer of Trust

A Prayer for Busy Times

A Prayer for Understanding

A Prayer for Wisdom

Prayer for All


Seasonal Prayers:

A New Year's Prayer

Prayer to Begin a School Year

Prayer for the New School Year

A Thanksgiving Garden

Help Me to Believe in Beginnings

New Ways

New Year Prayer

New Year Prayer 2

New Year Prayer 3

Autumn Prayer

Advent Prayer

Advent Prayer 2

Advent Christmas Blessing


Winter Prayer

Things to Give up for Lent

Prayer for Lent

A Lenten Prayer

Feasting and Fasting

Prayer for the Easter Season

Easter Prayer

Prayer for Spring

Ode to a Volunteer

Summer Blessing

Summer Blessing 2

A Summer Prayer

Prayer for Summer Vacation