Saint Brigid’s National School, is a primary school situated in the centre of Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Our mission is to provide the highest quality education for all our children in a happy, safe and stimulating Christian environment, focusing on their academic, social, personal, moral and spiritual development to help them be the best they can be.

Prayers Specific to each Class



Prayers specific to Junior Infants


The Sign of the Cross

Glory be to the Father

Morning Prayer

Night Prayer

Grace before Meals

Grace after Meals

Prayer to Guardian Angel




Prayers specific to 1st and 2nd Class


Act of Sorrow

Prayer for Forgiveness

Prayer after Forgiveness

Prayer before Communion

Prayer after Communion

Journey Prayer

Prayers from the Mass


Prayers specific to Third Class


In addition to the above

The Sign of the Cross (in Irish)

Prayers to the Holy Spirit

The Angelus

Care of the Earth

The Memorare

Prayer for those who have died

St. Patrick’s Breastplate

Mission Prayer





Morning Prayer                                                   Night Prayer

Father in Heaven, you love me,                             God, our Father, I come to say

You’re with me night and day.                              Thank you for your love today.

I want to love you always                                      Thank you for my family,

In all I do and say.                                                 And all the friends you give to me.

I’ll try to please you, Father.                                 Guard me in the dark of night,

Bless me through the day. Amen.                         And in the morning send your light. Amen.


Grace before Meals                                              Grace after Meals

Bless us, O God, as we sit together.                      Thank you, God, for the food we have eaten.

Bless the food we eat today.                                  Thank you, God, for all our friends.

Bless the hands that made the food.                      Thank you, God, for everything.

Bless us, O God. Amen.                                        Thank you, God. Amen.

Prayer to Our Guardian Angel                          Act of Sorrow

Angel sent by God to guide me,                            O my God, I thank you for loving me.

Be my light and walk beside me;                          I am sorry for all my sins, for not loving

Be my guardian and protect me;                           others and not loving you.

On the paths of life direct me. Amen.                   Help me to live like Jesus and not sin again.  


Prayer for Forgiveness                                        Prayer after Forgiveness

O my God,                                                             O my God, thank you for forgiving me.

help me to remember the times when                    Help me to love others.

I didn’t live as Jesus asked me to.                          Help me to live as Jesus asked me to.

Help me to be sorry and to try again.                     Amen.


Prayer before Communion                                 Prayer after Communion

Lord, Jesus, come to me.                                       Lord Jesus, I love and adore you.

Lord Jesus, give me your love.                              You’re a special friend to me.

Lord Jesus, come to me                                         Welcome, Lord Jesus, O welcome,

and give me yourself.                                             Thank you for coming to me.

Journey Prayer                                                     Thank you, Lord Jesus, O thank you

Arise with me in the morning,                                For giving yourself to me.

Travel with me through each day,                          Make me strong to show your love

Welcome me on y arrival.                                      Wherever I may be.

God, be with me all the way. Amen.                                                                                              

                                                                                Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay 

                                                                                Close by me forever and love me I pray.

                                                                                Bless all of us children in your loving care

and bring us to heaven to live with you there. 

         I’m ready now, Lord Jesus, to show how much I care.

                                                         I’m ready now to give your love at home and everywhere.


Penitential Act A                                                 The Memorare

I confess to almighty God                                     Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,

and to you, my brothers and sisters                       that never was it known that anyone

that I have greatly sinned,                                     who fled to your protection,

in my thoughts and in my words,                          implored your help or sought

and in what I have done                                        your intercession was left unaided.

and in what I have failed to do,                             Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto you,

through my fault, through my fault,                     O Virgin of virgins, My Mother.

through my most grievous fault,                           To you do I come.  Before you I stand,

therefore I ask blessed Mary ever –Virgin,           sinful and sorrowful.

all the Angels and Saints,                                      O Mother of the Word Incarnate,

and you my brother and sisters,                             despise not my petitions,

to pray for me to the Lord our God.                       But in your mercy hear and answer me.




Prayer to the Holy Sprit                                       Care of the Earth

Holy Spirit, I want to do what is right                    God, our Creator, you have given us the

Help me.                                                                  earth, and the sky and the seas.

Holy Spirit, I want to live like Jesus                       Show us how to care for the earth,

Guide me.                                                                not just for today but for ages to come.

Holy Spirit, I want to pray like Jesus.                     Let no plan or work of ours damage

Teach me.                                                                or destroy the beauty of your creation.

                                                                                 Send forth your Spirit to direct us to

Come. Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of                        care for the earth and all creation.

your faithful.                                                            Amen.

Enkindle in us the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit and we shall                         Prayer to the Trinity

be created,                                                                Praise to the Father,

And you shall renew the face of the                         Praise to the Son,

earth.                                                                         Praise to the Spirit,

                                                                                  The Three in One.


The Angelus

The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary… And she conceived of the Holy Spirit…Hail Mary

Behold the handmaid of the Lord…   Be it done unto me according to thy Word…   Hail Mary

And the Word was made flesh…  And dwelt among us… Hail Mary

Pray for us O holy Mother of God…   That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Lord, fill our hearts with your love, and as you revealed to us by an angel the coming of you Son as man, so lead us through his suffering and death to the glory of his resurrection, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen