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Heavenly Father, Fill us with your spirit and courage so that we might bring our talents and gifts to this important work. Open our minds to the task at hand. Open our ears to each other. Open our hearts to your will. We make this prayer in your name. Amen 2. God our Father, You have called us together once again to do work that will further Your kingdom on earth. Let our efforts be for Your glory, for the support of parents and friends whom we represent, and for the advancement of the mission of our schools. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen 3. Lord, We ask you to preside over our meeting and our labours, and to bless all our endeavours. Help us to build a community united in harmony of love and service. Watch over our families at home, at work and at school. We thank you, Lord, for everything that widens our knowledge and equips us more fully for the task of life and living. Give us the knowledge and prudence which will enable us to lve our life well. Teach us to know our own weaknesses that we may ever be on our guard against them. Teach us to know our own strengths that we may use, to the full, the gifts and talents which you have given us. Help us to share a loving concern for each other at all times. Above all, Lord, help us to really know you, for this is the beginning and end of all wisdom, this is eternal life. Amen

4. Lord, Look lovingly on this group gathered here. During this meeting, as we discuss and deliberate on issues of importance to this school, help us to be guided by you Spirit. May we be wise in our discernment, balanced in our judgment, fair in our decision and visionary in our planning. Though we may, at times, have differing views, may we listen to one another and be guided by our common goals. May we always be mindful in our words and actions of what is best for all children in our school. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen 5. Lord, we are meeting today to conduct matters of business. Guide our hearts and our minds in the spirit of fairness, right thought and speech. Impart your supreme wisdom upon our activities so that our affairs may reach a successful conclusion. Thank you for being our source of guidance today. Amen! 6. Loving heavenly Father, We come to you this hour asking for your blessing and help as we are gathered together. We pray for guidance in the matters at hand and ask that you would clearly show us how to conduct our work with a spirit of joy and enthusiasm. Give us the desire to find ways to excel in our work. Help us to work together and encourage each other to excellence. We ask that we would challenge each other to reach higher and farther to be the best we can be. We ask this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen 7. Lord, Eternal God,

We are about to begin our meeting, And we do so with the awareness That without your Divine Presence Hear at the center of our meeting--And also within ourselves Our work will be empty Grace us with your wisdom and vision; Gift us with Holy Humor and Humility So that not only thus meeting But all our lives May be a meeting place For your kingdom We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, Who lives you In the unity of the Holy Spirit, No and forever Amen. 8. Loving heavenly Father, We come to you this hour asking for your blessing and help as we are gathered together. We pray for guidance in the matters at hand and ask that you would clearly show us how to conduct our work with a spirit of joy and enthusiasm. Give us the desire to find ways to excel in our work. Help us to work together and encourage each other to excellence. We ask that we would challenge each other to reach higher and farther to be the best we can be. We ask this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen