Invite your students to pray this Ten Commandments Prayer to help them follow God’s Law. This prayer includes positive petitions to ask for God’s help in following each of the commandments.
A Ten Commandments Prayer
My Lord and God,
- Help me keep you first in my life.
- Help me speak only good things in your name.
- Help me attend Mass each week.
- Help me honor my parents.
- Help me protect life.
- Help me be faithful to those I love.
- Help me be generous.
- Help me speak the truth.
- Help me celebrate the beauty of others.
- Help me to want to share.
The Ten Commandments
This prayer is based on the traditional Ten Commandments as they are listed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. (See also Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5.)
The Ten Commandments are:
- I am the LORD your God: you shall not have strange gods before me.
- You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
- Remember to keep holy the LORD’s Day.
- Honor your father and mother.
- You shall not kill.
- You shall not commit adultery.
- You shall not steal.
- You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
- You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
- You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.
More Ten Commandments Resources
You can find several other Ten Commandments resources here at The Religion Teacher:
- The Religion Teacher’s Ten Commandments Worksheets
- Ten Commandments Word Search and Crossword Puzzle
- Ten Commandments Activity
Also: Tales of the Ten Commandments: 50 Fables to Help Children Learn God’s Law by Jared Dees