School Prayers

PRAYERS AND SONGS

Where the mind is without fear, and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Where the mind is led forward by Thee into ever-widening thought and action, into that heaven of freedom, My Father! let my country awake.

This is my prayer to thee, my Lord-strike, strike at the root of penury in my heart. Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows. Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service. Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might. Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles. And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love.

God! help me to be patient and make those who love me patient. Forgive and help them to forgive me, if I am unreasonable or demanding or when I lose my temper over little things. When I am in the wrong, give me the grace to admit it wholly, neither offering excuses nor trying to shift the blame. Make me more honest in my thinking, more charitable in my opinions.

O God!, give me clean hands, clean words, and clean thoughts. Help me to stand for the hard right against the easy wrong. Save me from habits that harm; teach me to work as hard, and to play as fair in Thy sight alone. Forgive me when I am unkind and help me to forgive those who are unkind to me. Keep me ready to help others, at some cost to myself, and give me chances to do some good every day.

King of the world, we thank Thee for the beginning of a new day, for the dim twilight, the glowing sunrise, for the new hopes, and the new opportunities for the new consciousness of Thine abiding care. Give us the courage and strength for our work today. Give us steadfastness of purpose, patience and humility, and help us to speak the truth.

Lord! make me an instrument of Thy purpose. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, forgiveness; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair; hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master! grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving, that we receive; it is in forgiveness, that we are forgiven.

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespass, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

We shall overcome,

We shall overcome, we shall overcome,
We shall overcome someday;
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
We shall overcome someday.
The Lord will see us through, The Lord will see us through,
The Lord will see us through someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
We shall overcome someday.
We're on to victory, We're on to victory,
We're on to victory someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
We're on to victory someday.
We'll walk hand in hand, we'll walk hand in hand,
We'll walk hand in hand someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
We'll walk hand in hand someday.

We are not afraid, we are not afraid,
We are not afraid today;
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
We are not afraid today.
The truth shall make us free, the truth shall make us free,
The truth shall make us free someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
The truth shall make us free someday.

We shall live in peace, we shall live in peace,
We shall live in peace someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
We shall live in peace someday.


प्रार्थना गीत (इतनी शक्ति)

इतनी शक्ति हमें देना दाता

मन का विश्वास कमजोर हो ना

हम चले नेक रस्ते पे हमसे

भूलकर भी कोई भूल हो ना

दूर अज्ञान के हो अंधेरे

तू हमें ज्ञान की रोशनी दे

हर बुराई से बचते रहें हम

जितनी भी दे भली जिन्दगी दे

बैर हो ना किसी का किसी से

भावना मन में बदले की हो ना

हम ना सोंचे हमें क्या मिला है

हम ये सोचें किया क्या है अर्पण

फूल खुशियों के बाँटे सभी को

सब का जीवन ही बन जाए मधुबन

अपनी करुणा का जल तू बहा के

कर दे पावन हर एक मन का कोना


सारे जहाँ से अच्छा

सारे जहाँ से अच्छा, हिन्दुस्तां हमारा।

हम बुलबुले हैं इसकी ये गुलिस्तां हमारा।।

पर्वत जो सबसे ऊँचा, हम साया आसमां का,

वो संतरी हमारा, वो पासवां हमारा।

गोदी में खेलती हैं, जिसकी हजारों नदियाँ,

गुलशन है जिनके दम से, रश्के जहाँ हमारा।

मजहब नहीं सिखाता आपस में बैर रखना,

हिन्दी हैं हम वतन है हिन्दोस्तां हमारा।