Saturday, August 11, 2018

PCPC Blessing of the Backpacks

Today in our services, Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church will bestow a blessing on the many school children that begin their year of learning and growth. Here is the PCPC Blessing of the Backpacks

God of all knowledge and wisdom, these students and backpacks remind us that a new school year is upon us.  We pray your blessing on each of them and upon all students, young and old, as they carry the tools they need this year.  Help them discover and develop the gifts you have given them.  On some days, so much stuff will fill these backpacks the student may find it difficult to walk.  Other days, they will be light and nearly empty.  On each and every day, may these blessings and the prayers that dangle from them, be a reminder that your love and the love of this congregation surround them wherever they go. 

As the students grow in knowledge, help them also grow in kindness and compassion, learning respect for themselves and for others.  We pray too for parents, teachers, school staff, and all those who care for them, to be sustained by you.  Strengthen them with encouragement, support, and love.  In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.