PRAYERS

Father of peace and Love. I need you, seek your help that I may never be stubborn or obstinate but always gentle and accommodating. that I may not be unjust or biased but impartial and fair. that I may not grow indifferent or careless to my duties, especially in my studies, but diligent and conscientious and systematic, that I may not get discouraged when things do not go as I would like them to go but be brave enough to try again and to try harder with a strong determination to succeed. that I may not break my good resolutions or promises but keep them and be faithful to them even at the cost of big sacrifices. that I may not doubt or suspect or rash judge others but trust and have faith. that I may not complain or grumble when I am not pleased with the situation or circumstances in which I find myself but endeavour to put things right and if fail may I have the strength to adapt myself cheerfully. that at home or in College, especially in class I may not be a cause of worry or disorder or indiscipline, but be helpful, obedient, respectful to my parents and to my teachers: that I may possess these and other good qualities.

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O Lord God, Creator of all. Stretch forth your divine hand to guard and protect our Country. Preserve it from material and spiritual harm. May there be peace with the neighbouring countries and with all the nations of the world. Help its people to bear each others burden and live in harmony with one another and to solve their disputes amicably. Endow the rich with the compassionate heart that in their plenty they may not neglect the poor. Provide the poor with daily bread. Favour the workmen with good health and the students with a mind to study. Give wisdom and tact to its leaders especially when they have difficult decisions to make and give them courage and strength to adhere to what is right, true and honest. Dear lord, lead this country of ours to progress and prosperity and keep it steadfast in its faith in you.

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O God, You are Truth and the Origin of all knowledge. Bless our studies which we consecrate to you. Enlighten our minds; strengthen our memories. And direct our wills towards what is right. Grant us to seek the truth always and make us truly wise.

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O God, the infinite wisdom and the source of all knowledge. Grant that we may remember what we have learnt. We offer You, our work and endeavour, our failure and successes. Forgive us our short comings and give us the courage to follow always the part of truth.

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Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as is it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespassers as we forgive those who trespass against us lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

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O saint John Bosco, I offer hearty thanksgiving and devout praise to Almighty God, the father and maker of us all Who of His blessing and goodness, has vouchsafed to make me your child, Obtain for me, I beseech’ you, heavenly grace and assistance so to train up myself in the true faith, and in the holy fear and love of God that as we advance in years we May grow in Grace and may hereafter be found in the number of elect.


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HYMNS

God is dwelling in my heart
He and I are one
All his joys he gives to me
Through Christ his son
And with Jesus in my heart
What have I to fear
For he is the son of God
In my heart he is near.
This joy God gives to you
Share it then with others too
Tell them that God is love
Lift their hearts above

1. Come my brothers, praise the Lord, alleluia
Praise the Lord for he is God, alleluia.
Come to him with songs of praise, alleluia.
Sing his praise, rejoice in him, alleluia


2. For our Lord is mighty God, alleluia
He is King and Lord supreme, alleluia
In his hands, are valleys deep, alleluia
In his hands, are mountain tops alleluia
In his hands are all the seas, alleluia
And this land which he has made, alleluia
In his hand we place ourselves, alleluia
Bless us lord and all we do, alleluia
Come my sisters praise the Lord, alleluia
Praise the Lord for he is God, alleluia.

The King of glory comes the nation
Rejoices, open the gates before him,
Lift up your voices.


Who is the king of glory
How shall we call him
He is Emmanuel, the promised of ages.

CHORUS :On this day, O beautiful mother
On this day, we give thee
Our love, near thee
Madona fondly we hover, Trusting
thy gently care to prove

1. On this day we ask to share
dearest mother, thy sweet care
Aid us ere our feet astray,
Wander from thy guiding way

No man can live as an Island Journeying through life alone
Since we are most loved by our mother
Jesus gave us his own


Be with us Mary along the way
Guide every step we take
Lead us to Jesus your loving son
Come with us Mary come - 3

Sing them over again to me wonderful words
Of life, let me more of thy beauty see
Wonderful words of life, words of life and
Beauty, teach me faith and duty, beautiful
Words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life- 2

Sing life, sing love sing Jesus
Sing out whoever you are – 2
Love is around us to take and to give
Love bringing life to us all
Each one of us in the way we live Shows that we notice or just Ignore
Love’s call

Praise him, praise him
Praise him, in the morning.
Praise him, in the noon time,
Praise him, praise him,
Praise him, when the sun goes down,
Love him, Trust him, Serve him, Thank him.

1. God is so good (3)
He’s is so good to me
2. God cares for me.
3. God leads me on.
4. I’ll do His will.
5. I’ll trust in Him.
6. I’ll sing His praise.

1. We shall overcome (2)
We shall overcome some day
Oh deep in my heart I do believe
We shall overcome some day.
2. We shall live in peace
3. Trust shall make us free.
4. We shall integrate.

1. Give me oil in my lamp keep me burning
Give me oil in my lamp, I pray,
Give me oil in my lamp keep me burning
Keep me burning till the break of day.

CHORUS : Sing hosanna, sing hosanna.
Sing hosanna, to the king of kings.
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna, to the king.

2. Give me love in my heart, keep me loving.
Give me love in my heart, I pray
Give me love in my heart, keep me loving.
keep me loving, till the break of day.

3. Give me joy in my heart, keep me joyful,
Give me joy in my heart, I pray
Give me joy in my heart, keep me joyful
Keep me joyful till the break of day.

4. Give me peace in my heart, keep me peaceful,
Give me peace in my heart, I pray
Give me peace in my heart, keep me peaceful
Keep me peaceful till the break of day.

1. This little guiding light of mine (3)
I’m going to let it shine.
Let it shine all the time, let it shine.
2. Hide it under a bushel- OH No! …………….
3. Take this little light round the world………….
4. Make my little light burn for Thee………….

1. God’s love is so wonderful – 3
O wonderful love.
2. So high you can’t get over it.
3. So deep you can’t get under it.
4. So wide you can’t get around it.

1. Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh,
O’er the fields we go,
Laughing all the way;
Bells on bob tail rings.
Making spirits bright.
O, what fun is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight!

CHORUS :
Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells!
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago I thought I’d take a ride.
And soon miss Fannie Bright
Was seated by my side;
The horse was lean and lank,
Misfortune seem’d his lot,
He got into a drifted bank,
And we, all got upset.

Now the Ground is white,
Go it while you are young,
Take the girls tonight,
And sing the sleighing song.
Just take a bobtailed nag,
Two forty for his speed,
Then hitch him to an open sleigh,
And crack! you’ll take the lead.

The world stands in need of liberation my Lord,
It still has to feel your power,
The blind and the deaf, the dumb and the maimed
All need to feel your healing touch,
The world stands in need of liberation my Lord,
It still has to learn to love.

1. There are those who have eyes but refuse to see their inhumanity to men.
There are those who have ears,
But refuse to hear the cries of men in agony.
2. There are those who have mouths but refuse to speak
Against injustice done to men.
There are those who have hands,
But refuse to reach them out in love and brotherhood.

CHORUS :
Bind us together, Lord bind us together,
With cords that cannot be broken.
Bind us together, Lord bind us together,
Bind us together in love.
There is only one God
There is only one King
There is only one body
That is why we Sing

There shall be showers of blessing
This is the promise of Love.
There shall be seasons refreshing
Sent from the saviour above.
CH : - Showers of blessing
Showers of blessing we need
Mercy drops round us are falling
But for the showers we plead.
There shall be showers of blessing
Send them upon us, O lordGrant to us now a refreshing,
Come and now honour Thy Word.
There shall be showers of blessing
O that today they might fall
Now as to God we’re confessing.
Now as on Jesus we call.