Prayer

Going Deeper in Prayer is a new initiative in the  Diocese of La Crosse.   Parents are to be engaged and receive the prayer card before this initiative is implemented in the classroom.

The focus is to be on one specific prayer for the entire year, while continuing to learn the words of other, age-appropriate prayers.

For Grades Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, it works best if the Prayer Card for the parents and child, along with the Parent’s Letter copied on the back side, is placed in a plastic sleeve and a loop of yarn is tied around the top left corner.  The child can then place the Prayer Card on their bedroom door knob or another safe, convenient place. 

Pre-Kindergarten – Angel of God

Kindergarten – Sign of the Cross

First Grade – Hail Mary

Second Grade  – Act of Contrition

Third grade – Our Father

Fourth grade  – Mysteries of Jesus’ life from the Holy Rosary

Fifth Grade – The Apostles’ Creed

Sixth Grade – Memorare

For Grade 6, it works best to copy on card stock the Prayer Card and the information on the back, place it in a plastic sleeve and encourage the students to place it on a convenient hook .  The Prayer Card can then be available for easy use each day.  The Parents are to also receive the Prayer Card and information on the back in a plastic sleeve.

For Grades 7th  through 12th, it works best to copy on card stock the Prayer Card, with the information on the back, and place a small piece of mounting tape also on the back.  The Prayer Card can then be posted on a mirror for easy use each day.  The Parents are to also receive the full-page Prayer Card with the information on the back in a plastic sleeve.

Seventh Grade  – Prayer to Jesus

Eighth Grade (see directions above) – The Morning Offering

Ninth Grade (see directions above) – Praying with Scripture

Tenth Grade (see directions above) – Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Eleventh Grade (see directions above) – Psalm 23

Twelfth Grade Psalm 25 with sessions on how God offers us guidance