Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing of the Backpacks: A Resource for Worship

Blessing of the Backpacks:  A Resource for Worship

AHEAD OF TIME
Make a tag or small item, perhaps a cross, for each student to place on or inside their backpack as a reminder of God’s presence with them at school and the prayers of their church family too. 

IN WORSHIP SERVICE
Students come forward with their backpacks. Parents stand with them, placing their hands on the students’ shoulders.  

LITANY

When it’s the night before going to school, and I’m picking out my clothes and making sure I have all my school supplies…

Children: Jesus is with me.