As the mock Junior and Leaving cert examinations are currently happening for some and approaching for others I thought I would share this little prayer I found:
PRAYER FOR SUFFERING STUDENTS
Now that I lay me down to study,
I pray the Lord I won't go nutty.
If I should fail to learn this junk,
I pray the Lord I will not flunk.
But if I do, don't pity me at all;
Just lay my bones down in the study hall.
Tell my teachers I did my best.
Then pile the books upon my chest.
Now I lay me down to rest,
And pray I'll pass tomorrow's test.
If I should die before I wake,
That's one less test I'll have to take.
I found this in a book called Liturgies for Post-Primary Schools published by Veritas and put together by Brendan Quinlivan.