Welcome to St Mary’s prayers page, all the prayers have been written by or found by pupils. If you would like to have one of your prayers included, please speak to a member of the School Chaplaincy Team.

Dear God,

They shall not grow old,

As we that are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them

not the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun

and in the morning

We will remember them.


By Robert Laurence Binyon

Almighty and eternal God,

From who’s love in Christ we cannot be parted,

Either by death of life:

hear our prayers and thanksgiving for all of whom we remember this day;

Fulfil them in the  purpose of your love;

And bring us all,

with them,

to your eternal for;

though Jesus Christ our Lord.


[Added by Daisy, Erin & Milli-Mai]

Dear God,

Please help us to live better by being a peacemaker even when it’s hard.


By Jodie

Dear Lord,

We pray for the people with no homes, food nor water. Please ensure that everyone we know who has died is safe in heaven with you. And also we pray for people who haven’t lasted very long in life. We thank you for the joys we have during our life and we hope that the same happens in heaven.


By Chloe

Dear God,

You created all things for your glory and made us to help look after the animals. Please help the animals and help stop all animal cruelty in the world.


By Luke & Mariette

Dear God,

Please look after all of the people who have lost their homes and family. Please help them to recover, and to have a happy life.


When you go home,

Tell them of us and say,

For your tomorrow

We gave our today.

The Kohima Epitaph by Major John Etty-Leal

Lord our God, in our giving, may we receive; in our kindness may the Lord be kind to us; in our sharing may we be blessed.

Thank you Lord for this day, for my family and friends for your love and care.

As you believe that Jesus rose from the dead, so you live with him forever in joy.

Dear God,

Thank you for creating us.

And thank you for loving us.

We will love everyone

Just like you.


By Lily

Dear Lord

I pray for all the celebrations for example birthdays that bring joy into our lives. Thank you for Christmas, the day when we celebrate Jesus’ birth.

I pray for all the medicine in the world that could save people’s lives from deadly diseases.

I pray for all the nature surrounding us that makes our lives better.

Please look after St Mary’s School, so that every student and teacher will be friends. And students will listen to teachers and teachers listen to students.

Please look after everyone who has died and is in heaven. I wish that everyone that dies will end up in heaven.


By Deimante

Saint of the Month

At St Mary’s School each month we celebrate the life of a saint.

The Chaplaincy Team create a powerpoint presentation including events from the saint’s life, what they are patron of, prayers to the saint for intercession, quotes, photos and pictures. This is then shared with the rest of the School.

We are all encouraged to find ways that we can follow the example of the saint in our own lives.

“If I did not simply live from one moment to another, it would be impossible for me to be patient, but I only look at the present, I forget the past, and I take good care not to forestall the future.”

Thérèse de Lisieux