Introduction of prayer

Knowing prayers by heart is a gift for life.

Those prayers marked * are ones that children are able to say from memory

Aged 3-5

  • Sign of the cross *
  • Hail Mary
  • Our Father
  • Morning and Evening prayers
  • Prayers before and after meals
  • Simple responses at Mass
  • Greeting the Gospel (acclamation)
  • Simple litanies of thanks and praise
  • Prayerful reflection on the day
  • Prayers for the blessing of the Advent wreath
  • Prayers for the lighting of the Advent candles

Aged 5-7 All those listed above, and:

  • Sign of the cross *
  • Hail Mary*
  • Glory be to the Father*
  • Morning Offering*
  • Grace at Meals*
  • Act of Sorrow
  • Mass responses*

Age 7-11 All those listed above, and:

  • I confess*
  • Angelus*
  • Eternal rest*
  • Act of contrition*
  • The mysteries of the Rosary
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Some simple phrases from the psalms
  • Prayers at Mass:- Penitential Rite- Glory to God (Gloria)- Offertory prayers- Lamb of God- Holy holy, holy*

School Morning Prayer

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


School Lunch Time Prayers

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,



Thank you God for the food we have eaten

Thank you God for all our friends

Thank you God for everything

Thank you God,


School Afternoon Prayer

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


Mission Together Prayer

We pray, may all the children in the world

Share love, share friendship

and live in the peace of God’s love

now and forever,