End of Year Prayer Service: Infants – 2nd Class

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End of Year Prayer Service

Good morning & welcome. 

We are all here today with

new friends and old friends

and all our kind teachers.


We know that Jesus is our friend too

and so we sing our first song;  

‘Jesus is our Friend’.


Now we will say the Sign of the Cross 

in the three ways we know how;

(In the name of the Father…

As Gaeilge … and finally;

God came down from heaven to earth,

to remind us to love people on this side and this side

and not to forget ourselves. Amen … )


Candle Prayer;

‘Chase away the darkness.

Fill the world with light,

be a little candle flame and shine out bright’.


Why do we light a candle?

To remind us that God our Father in Heaven is always with us.


Song; ‘This Little Light of Mine’


Now it is time to say GOOD MORNING

to God our Father in Heaven;

‘Father in Heaven, you love me…etc.’


I’ll try to please you Father.

That is not easy.

But if we are truly sorry in our hearts,

then God our Father in Heaven will always forgive us.


So let’s say SORRY to God

‘O my God I thank you for loving me.

I am sorry for all my sins, for not loving others and not loving you.

Help me to live like Jesus and not sin again.



Let’s sing a sorry song;

‘Forgive and Forget x2

Make up your quarrels, be friends.

Remember the King, when he cancelled the debt.

Be kind to each other.

Forgive and forget


Forgive and forget x2.

Show that you’re sorry, be friends.

So try to be brave when you’re sad and upset.

Cheer up and be happy.

Forgive and forget.


Yes today we are going to have

a special time together.

We are going to think about the time

we have spent together in school


We are going to think about the ways

we have grown and all that we have learned


We are going to thank God

for all the ways in which

we have helped each other

to grow,

to learn

and to play together every day.


And to do this we are going

to practise a song that we will sing;

‘Thank you God we love you.

Thank you God we pray.

Thank you God we love you.

Thank you day by day’.


First we will give thanks to God

for the ways we have grown;

Our hands have grown,

our feet have grown.

Our whole body has grown.

We are getting taller all the time.

We are getting stronger all the time.


Sing; ‘Thank you God we love you.

Thank you God we pray.

Thank you God we love you.

Thank you day by day’.


Let’s also give thanks to God

for all that we have learned.

We can sing;

‘Monday morning off to school I go’ etc.


We can play lots of different games;

We learned rhymes like; 

Two Little Dicky Birds or Incy, Wincy Spider.


We know our numbers


‘I’ll show you one

I’ll show you two etc. to ten’.


We know how to read some words

Thank… you… God…


We can write some words.

Now take your magic finger and write

T-h-a-n-k… y-o-u… G-o-d…


Yes for all we have learned let’s all sing;

‘Thank you God we love you.

Thank you God we pray….’


Now let us think of all the people

who help us to grow and to learn and play.

For all the people that help us especially;


For our family

For our brothers and sisters

For our teachers.


Sing; ‘Thank you God we love you

Thank you God we pray

Thank you God we love you

Thank you day by day’.


So we are going to say thanks to God and sing;

‘Mr. Cow …how do you, say to the Lord, ‘I love you’?’


Lord God, Thank you for this year.

Thank you for all the growing we have done

and the learning we have done

and the people who have helped us.

Thank you for all our teachers.


To finish, let’s sing out the Good News;

God is every where;

‘If I Go Climbing …’

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