Year 3 prayers
By the the end of Yr 3 – which is the First Communion year for many children – we hope that each of the children will have learnt the following off by heart:
Act of Faith
O my God, I believe in You, and all that Your Church teaches, because You have said it, and Your Word is true.
Act of Hope
O my God, I hope in You for grace and for glory, because of Your promises, our mercy, and Your power.
Act of Charity
O my God, because You are so good, I love You with all my heart, and for Your sake I love my neighbour as myself.
Act of Contrition
O my God, because You are so good, I am very sorry that I have sinned against You, and by the help of Your grace I will try not to sin again.
O my Jesus, through the most pure Heart of Mary, I offer You all the prayers, works and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Divine Heart.
Grace before meals
Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Grace after meals
We give Thee thanks, almighty God, for these and all Thy benefits, Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.