Praying for our examination students

Exams 2013We remember in prayer the young people from our parish you are taking the junior or leaving certificate at present. They were remembered at Mass in St Mary’s Church on Saturday, 16 May at 8pm and in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday 24 May at 9.45am.

A candle will be lit during Mass as a symbol of the prayerful support of the parish community.

Prayer in Preparation for exams.

O God of Wisdom,

I thank you for the knowledge gained and experiences of this time. I come to you on this day and ask you to enlighten my mind and heart.

Let your Holy Spirit be with me as I prepare for these exams, guiding my studies, and giving me insight so that I can perform to the best of my ability.

Please grant me the strength to handle the pressure of these days of exams, the confidence to feel secure in my knowledge, and the ability to keep an appropriate perspective through it all.

Help me to keep in mind what is truly important, even as I focus my time and energy on these exams.

Finally, may I sense your peace in knowing that I applied myself to the challenges of this day.

I ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.