Thank you for the gifts of intellect and reason through which the wonders of creation are opened up for us.
Bless us who gather here tonight to support the work of education and promote leadership in our community.
May our pursuit of education lead us to love truth rather than power;
May it incline us to serve others rather than to exploit them;
And may it not only fill our minds with facts but build our character through virtue.
As we enjoy the fruits of your goodness and the bounty you provide,
may our thoughts never be far from those who go without.
Grant that our work here contribute to a more just and prosperous society for all.
Bless this food.
May it strengthen us to serve youthrough Christ our Lord. Amen