Aug 14, 2012

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.