O God of all beginnings and endings,
we praise and thank you for the gifts of this school year.
It has been a time filled with grace and blessings,
with challenges and opportunities, joys and sorrows.
The days have passed quickly, O Lord.
the weeks, the months, the seasons, the holidays and holy days,
have all come forth from Your hand.
Give us the rest and refreshment we need this summer.
Let our efforts of this past year bear fruit.
Bring all of our plans a joyful conclusion,
and bless us, according to Your will,
with the fulfillment of our summer hopes and dreams.
Watch over us in the weeks of rest ahead,
and guide each day as you have done this past year.
Help us return to school with a new spirit and a new energy.
May we continue to grow
in age, wisdom, knowledge and grace
all the days of our lives.