Morning Prayers

Summer 2022 Week 5 - 16th to 20th May

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Dates of Interest this week

  • 15th May – 5th Sunday of Easter
  • 16th May – International Day of Light
  • 16th May – St Simon Stock
  • 17th May – World Telecommunication & Information Day
  • 18th May – St John
  • 19th May – St Dunstan
  • 20th May – World Bee Day
  • 20th May – St Bernadine of Siena
  • 21st May – International Tea Day
  • 22nd May – International Day for Biological Diversity
  • 22nd – 6th Sunday of Easter

Theme for the week – Prayers for Exams

Lord, we need your help.

We need a calm mind; grant us your peace.

We need a clear head, grant us your wisdom.

We need a careful spirit, grant us your patience.

We need inspiration; grant us your enthusiasm.

Keep us from all panic

As we put our trust in your power to help us keep us this day


(Kathleen a. Goodacre)



Lord, guide and help me through these exams,

so that I may do justice to all that I have learned.

Help me, and all of us doing exams

to keep their importance in perspective.


(Nick Aiken)



Help me Lord to concentrate on what I have learned and not worry about anything else. You who know all things, prompt my memory with the light of understanding that I may make good use of what I have been taught, and not let my knowledge go to waste.


(A Downside Pupil)



Although I have studied well, I cannot always remember what I have learned. Help me to keep calm and not be worried, so that I will remember what I have learned and do my best. Then, if I fail, I need not be ashamed; and if I pass, please help me not to boast but give thanks to you for helping me to use the gifts which you have given. Thank you, God.


(Nancy Martin)




It’s started; exam time…why is it always sunny?

I hate revision. It’s rubbish.

But if I don’t do it, where will I be then?

I’m not sure that I want to go to college

But if I don’t do my best

I know that I’ll be disappointed.

Which I guess says it all.

I’ve just got to get on with it

The summer holidays aren’t that far away,

So the question is, do I want to spend them

Feeling gutted that I didn’t do my best

Or proud that I did?

The answers simple, isn’t it, Lord?


(Dave Gatward)


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Each morning an act of worship should be made. This can be led by yourself or a pupil and can be made up of prayers from this booklet,, or both.

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Bishop Richard Challoner

During his lifetime and after his death, he was considered not only as a model of every virtue but as a saint. We are asked to pray that our Blessed Lord, through the Pope, may reward him further, by raising him to the altars of the Church as a Saint.

Prayer for the Beatification of Bishop Richard Challoner

O God who made your servant Richard,

a true and faithful pastor of your little flock in England,

raise him, we beseech you, to the altars of thy Church,

that we, who have been taught by his word and example

may invoke his name in heaven,

for the return of our country to belief in the Gospel,

and to the unity of all Christians in the one Church of Jesus Christ.

We ask this through the same Christ our Lord.


Bishop Richard Challoner

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