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A Blessing for School Supplies

A Blessing for School Supplies

A blessing for school supplies

Lord, we send our children into the world

another school year in our midst

filled with learning and playing

offering opportunities for challenge and growth. 


We entrust our children to others

we open our hearts to the unknown

we hope and trust in your goodness

that your love will meet us throughout our days. 


Bless these pencils to write words of hope and love

bless these erasers as they remind us what it is to forgive and be forgiven

bless these papers and notebooks to be filled with stories, dreams, and unlimited potential

bless the lunchboxes and water bottles to nourish and sustain, to give energy and life

bless these markers and crayons to bring beauty and creativity to the world. 


In the end, bless not only these items 

but the hands that hold them

the bodies that carry them

and the children whose hearts and minds will be shaped 

all through your love. 


Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two, and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, MO. You can read more at her website, follow her work on Facebook, or sign up for her monthly newsletter.



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