God of wisdom and might,
we praise you for the wonders of our being,
for mind, body and spirit.
Be with our children as they begin a new school year.
Bless them and their teachers and staff.

Give them strength and grace as their bodies grow;
wisdom and knowledge to their minds
as they search for understanding;
and peace and zeal to their spirits.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

-from Catholic Households Blessings & Prayers