Prayer For Children Going Back To School
Lord, I pray that my kids (grandkids) will develop an eternal perspective and purpose, not an earthly one. Help them to see lifeand every challengethrough Your eyes, eager and unafraid to share with others the good news of Jesus wherever they go. I pray that they will set their minds on things above, not just what's going on here, and that they will be rooted and grounded in Your love. I pray they will come to understand the extent of Your own love for themthat it surpasses all the head knowledge they will acquire in school. I pray they will be filled up with You from morning 'til night.
Lord, I pray that my kids (grandkids) will develop a passion for the things of God. I pray they will hunger and thirst for You and Your Word and will love You with all of their heart, soul, and mind. Give them compassionate and generous hearts to love others as much as You love them. I pray they will always work and study with excellence, but that You will help them desire a servant spirit of greatness, rather than a worldly lust for success. I pray they will fall in love with Jesus over and over again.
Lord, I pray that You will create in my kids (grandkids) a clean heart and that You would constantly renew a right spirit within them, keeping their thoughts and actions pure and motivated by love. Guard them from temptation, and let them know You are always faithful to give them a way out and help to endure. May the words of their mouths and the meditations of their hearts always please you and edify others.
Lord, I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my kids (grandkids). Keep evil far from them, and help them to trust You as their refuge and strength. I pray You will guard their minds from harmful instruction, and grant them discernment to recognize truth. I pray You will make them strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong one day. Help them to find rest in Your shadow, as they live in the spiritual shelter You provide for them. Let them know that the only safe place is inJesus,and that their home on earth is only temporary.
Lord, I pray that my kids (grandkids) will experience the peace of God this year that exceeds all understanding. I pray they will not worry about things they cannot control, but that You will guard their hearts and minds and keep them trusting in You. I pray they will not only enjoy the peace of God, but peace with God. I pray they will develop a spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving as they look to You daily for their needs. I pray that You will give them the capacity for joy that bubbles up from Your peace.
Father, we pray that You would grow our children into men and women who love and serve You. We hate to see them suffer, Lord, and yet we know that in this world, we will have trouble (John 16:33). Help our children learn to lean into You, their Rock and salvation, when they face storms and trials in this life. Cause them to take heart, knowing that You have overcome the world (John 16:33). Teach them to cast all their anxiety upon You, trusting that You care for them (1 Peter 5:7). Help them to daily grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18). Hide Your Word in their hearts, that they might not sin against You (Psalm 119:11).
Our Father in heaven,
We're nearing another changing of seasons. Summer is winding down, and a new school year is beginning just like it did last year, and the year before. Through this predictable repetition in our calendar and Your creation, we see Your faithfulness. Help us to look at the sunrise and remember that You always keep Your promises.
As we approach another transition sending our kids back to school, conflicting emotions wrestle within us. New fears jostle with new hopes. We're happy to send our children back to the classroom, and sad to see them go. We delight in their excitement, and worry with them over the unknown.
Calm our hearts, Lord, and give us a peace that passes understanding. Remind us to commit our children to prayer, each and every day.
Lord, we thank You for those schools that desire to educate the children of our day and age in godly principles and sound biblical doctrine, and we ask that You would bless and protect them and the many Christian school children that attend their schools and colleges. Thank You, that such institutions of learning are still permitted to function unimpeded in our country, in this increasingly godless society. Protect them as they teach and train the children of today in Scriptural truths, knowing that they will be the teachers of tomorrow.
Lord, we pray that You would bless the teachers, the children and those that oversee the curriculum that they are using. May it remain true to the truth of Scripture. Set in authority godly men and women who are prepared and willing to stand for the truth and who themselves are grounded in the Word of God.
Lord, we pray that Your Holy Spirit would lead and guide in all things and that not only the children but the staff and administrators also would grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus, so that they are able and willing to stand firm against the wiles of the enemy, who would seek to destroy or taint the truth of God.
Guard, guide and bless we beseech You, every Christian school, and all those that are connected with each one, not only in our own country but throughout the world, and we pray that each one may produce much spiritual fruit as they continue to proclaim the truth and become a witness of Your grace in the ages to come. In Jesus' name we pray,