St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peter's School Library

Prayer for the opening of St Peter’s Library

On Tuesday 10th October Ifeoma Onyefulu , an African heritage children’s author, visited  the school to talk to the children as part of our school focus on reading. She also opened the school library with the prayer below. 

God of all creation, giver of knowledge, wisdom, and creativity, you spoke your Word and all things were brought into being. In the spirit of the creative power of words: We offer prayers this day for our school library:

For all who worked to bring it into being

For the committed, ever welcoming and helpful librarians and staff

For all those who will use its resources

For children of all ages who find it a place to dream and wonder

For the connections it providesbetween the history and cultures of the world through books, magazines, and the Internet in the sharing of our stories, the stories of our community and the stories of the world beyond our experience.

May it be a place for the enlightenment of our minds and kindling of our imaginations. May we receive the gift of intellectual courage to ask the tough questions, encounter the issues of our day, and to weigh critically all the answers suggested here. May it be a safe place of gatheringwhere all are welcome where our diversity is honoured and respect is practiced.

May we become not only knowledgeable, but also wise. We pray this day for hope, for understanding, for new vision, and for the courage to take risks for the sake of knowledge and for the wisdom to use these gifts in service of our community and the world.

May St Peter’s Library always be a place of blessing in our school.

Amen.