O Lord, be with me all through today
To help me to live as I ought to live.
Be with me at my lessons,
So that I may never give up any task
No matter how hard and difficult it is,
Until I have mastered it, and so that
I will not allow anything to beat me.
Be with me at my games, so that
Whether I win or lose,
I may play fair, and so that
If I win I may not boast, and
If I lose I may not make excuses.
Be with me in my pleasure, so that
I may never find pleasure in anything
That I would afterwards regret, or
in anything that I would not like You
or my parents see me do.
Be with me in my home, so that
I may be kind and considerate and that
I may try to make the work of others
Easier and not harder.
Be with me in the streets, so that
I may be a credit to my school and
to my uniform and to those
Who love me and to myself.
Help me to be the kind of boy or girl
You want me to be.
This I ask for your love’s sake, Amen.