Blessing of the Gries Center
Berkeley Preparatory School
25 August 2015
By The Rev. Peter M. Carey, Chaplain
God, you show us evidence of your creation through logic and mathematics. Be with our students and their teachers as they strive to become diligent problem solvers. Be a source of strength and comfort to those who struggle to solve ever more complicated problems. May these math classrooms be places of great struggles and great successes. Amen.
God gives us the gift of beauty and art in our lives. Be ever-present with our students and teachers who seek through music and visual and performing arts to create and display this gift. May these art spaces inspire our students engage their creativity in new and incredible ways. Amen.
God created the heavens and the earth, the sky, vegetation, and every living creature that moves. Help our students engage fully in the pursuit of scientific inquiry. May these science spaces be wonderful laboratories of discovery. Amen.
Visit, O blessed Lord, this place of learning with the gladness of your presence, that this may a be a lively center for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom; and grant that those who teach and those who learn here may find you to be the source of all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.