Blessing of the Backpacks
As our children, youth, teachers and support staff prepare
to return to school we bless their backpacks in a variety of ways that they may
know God’s presence and call in the adventure of learning.
This year our backpack blessing included gifts and prayers
to serve as reminders throughout the year.
: Dear God help me be flexible
A bandaid: God
may I be a part of the healing of others and of the world
Chalk: May I
remember that learning is fun and sometimes messy!
help me to be creative and always see more than what is in front of me
Thank you God for the mistakes I will make
Glass: Help me O God to be curious about the world around me
Sharpener: God help me to be the best version of myself
Backpack – O
God our backpacks hold all of these supplies and prayers, so you hold us. Go
with us. Give us comfort enough to be courageous in our learning and our