Back to School Prayers

Time for school to start back up.  The most important essential for our kids is prayer. 

Nothing can take the place of parents covering their children in prayer on a consistent basis.

“The earnest prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available – dynamic in its working.”  James 5:16

Here are some prayers you can pray as the new school year begins.

Child's Prayer:

Dear God, You have promised to always be with me. I pray that You would be with me today as I start a new school year.  Bless me, my fellow students and our teachers.  Bless my learning.  Drive away any fear that I may have about the new school year.  Please keep me safe.  I ask You to bring good friends into my life.  Kids who love You and want to serve You as I do. Thank You for loving me.  I love You and want to follow You.  Make me a shining light for You at my school.  In Jesus' name I pray.  Amen.

Parent's Prayer:

Dear God, I ask for Your wisdom, understanding and discernment as my child starts a new school year. Give me wisdom and understanding as I lead my child.  I ask you to make me brave when I feel afraid, strong when I feel weak and peace when I feel overwhelmed.  Bless my child as he/she starts the journey of a new school year.  Watch over my child.  Guide my child.  Bring good friends into my child's life.  Give him/her the strength he/she needs to say "no" to temptation and "yes" to Your will for his/her life.  In Jesus' name I pray.  Amen.

Prayer for Teachers and School Leaders: 

Dear God, thank You for the teachers and school leaders in our community. We pray for them today.  Watch over them, provide for them and sustain them.  Give them Your wisdom and understanding as they teach and lead.  Give them divine favor with the students.  Encourage them when they wonder if they are making a difference.  Strengthen them when they are tired.  Care for them when they are in need.  Bless them as they interact with the students and parents this year.  In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Time spent with God is never time wasted.  Prayer makes the difference.  Your children will benefit directly from the time you spend praying for them and with them.