At English Martyr's we are given many opportunities to pray together. We always start each prayer by making The Sign of the Cross. We begin our day by saying our Morning Prayer, then before lunch we say Grace Before Meals. We say thank you for our food by saying Grace After Meals.
We have our own School Prayer where we pray for everyone in our school family. We say the Our Father and the Hail Mary and before we go home, we say our Night Prayer.
The Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
O my God you love me,
You’re with me night and day.
I want to love you always
In all I do and say.
I’ll try to please you, Father.
Bless me through the day.
Grace Before Meals
Bless us O Lord, as we sit together.
Bless the food we eat today.
Bless the hands that made the food.
Bless us O Lord.
Grace After Meals
Thank you, God for the food we have eaten.
Thank you, God for all our friends.
Thank you, God for everything.
Thank you, God.
Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil.
Hail Mary, full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now,
And at the hour of death.
God our Father, I come to say,
Thank you for your love today.
Thank you for my family,
And all the friends you give to me.
Guard me in the dark of night,
And in the morning send your light.