8/7/2018A new school year can be exciting or scary--or both. We can try to make that transition easier by praying to God and giving thanks for the people in our schools. Share this back-to-school prayer from United Methodist Discipleship Ministries with your friends, family, church, and classmates to help prepare your hearts and minds for the upcoming year. --- Back-to-School Litany Learning is a gift from God. As we begin this new school year, we give thanks that God has given us the ability to learn many things in many ways. Loving God, sometimes a new school year seems exciting or scary or both. Help us remember to show our thanks for your gifts of learning by doing our best every day. We ask that you bless our schools, teachers, classmates and friends. We ask that you bless those who prepare our lunches, those who drive us to school, and those who keep our schools clean and safe. We ask God's blessing on this new school year, that it may be a time when we appreciate and fully use God's gift of learning. Amen. --- This video was produced by United Methodist Communications. Contact is Fran Walsh at 615-742-5458. It was first published on June 26, 2017.