Back to School Prayers for Kids

As school starts back, one of the best things you can do for parents is equip them to pray for their child.  Here's a short video to encourage parents to pray for their child this school year.  Below are also two prayers you can pass on to parents.

A Prayer to Pray WITH Your Child for School
Dear God,
Thank you for ____________.   As he/she begins this school year,
help him/her to use the talents and gifts you've given him/her to do his/her very best.
May he/she listen to his/her teachers with respect.
Help him/her be honest if he/she is ever tempted to cheat.
Help him/her to always tell the truth, be kind to everyone at school,
and treat others as he/she would like to be treated.
Help him/her to make good friends and be a good friend to others.
And help him/her to remember that You’re always with him/her.
and that You’ll never leave his/her side.
May he/she love You and follow You with all his/her heart, soul, and strength.
In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

A Prayer to Pray FOR Your Child for School
Enable _______________ to stand strong in Christ.  (2 Timothy 3:10-12)
Give him/her a hunger for learning.  Enable him/her to use his/her ability to think and learn. (1 Samuel 2:10)
May he/she study and work with diligence. (Proverbs 10:4-5)
I pray that he/she will develop healthy relationships with others. (Proverbs 13:20)
Show him/her how to relate to others with compassion, respect, and understanding. (Ephesians 4:32)
I ask that he/she will have good relationships with the teachers and the administration and show them respect. (Romans 13:1)
I pray that Your Holy Spirit will do a powerful and gracious work in his/her heart. (John 16:7-11)
May he/she love You and follow You with all his/her heart, soul, and strength. (Deuteronomy 6:5-6)
In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.