Prayer For Starting School

Father, thank you that You take care of us. Lord, I trust that whatever my kids lack this year in school, You will teach them. For the ones doing school away from me, I ask that You give them teachers who are filled with compassion, understanding and grace. I pray that I am filled with compassion, understanding and grace as I teach my two at home. Fill their school year with abundant favor and blessing. I pray no detail will be left undone for them for this year; everything they need will be provided for them. Thank you that You are preparing me to teach this year and prepping my kids to learn. In Jesus' name, Amen!

Heavenly Father, I continue to thank You for my children and the different stages that each one is passing through, and Lord, I pray that as they pass through each season of their education, You would be there to lead and guide and to protect and sustain.

Keep them safe today as they start a new school and a new class with new teachers and children, and Lord knowing that they are stepping out into the unknown, I pray that You would be with each of them, to watch over them and protect them from harm. Lord, I pray that they will not be harmed by unkind or careless words from other children or staff, and that they would demonstrate a truly loving spirit as they keep their eyes on You.

Protect them from both staff and students who seek to undermine the faith of Christians in a new school, but rather give them the wisdom to be able to answer wisely and not to be intimidated or threatened when their faith is challenged, as seems to be happening more frequently these days.

Keep them from worldly ways and the enticements of the flesh, and guard and guide their walk and protect their faith in Christ their Saviour, especially when they are challenged over what they believe. Protect them from those that would seek to bully them for their faith. Bring into their lives other Christian staff and students and give them the strength and wisdom to walk day by day with You and to be drawn closer to You every day. In Jesus' name,


Dear God, Thank you for the gift of teachers. Please watch over them as they teach the children this year. Keep them safe every day. Help them to remember that you are right there with them in the halls and classrooms. Help them teach the children in a Godly way. Help them treat the children with kindness and respect, and guard their hearts and minds with the armor of Your Word. Give them joy and peace as they put their trust in you. .Help them to say the right words and be firm, fair and consistent. These favors I ask in Jesus' name,


Dear Lord Jesus, I thank You that I can always turn to You, and Father, today it is quite difficult as I am about to leave my little child at a new school for the first time. I think that my reservations far exceed those of my child, and so I pray that You would be with them throughout the day as their caring Shepherd and Lord, be with me so that I may rest in You too.

I pray that they will not get lost in the school corridors, or forget which is their classroom. I pray that they will not lose any of their equipment or feel frightened when they are not sure what to do or where to go. I pray that they will find friends in their class and that You will keep them from worrying if they have not got exactly the same equipment as the other children may have.

I pray that You would give the teacher a gracious attitude towards each child. Give the teacher the wisdom and compassion to notice any one that may be fearful or afraid. Lord, more than anything I pray that You would be with each child throughout the day and that this experience may be a stepping stone in the journey of life, which will be overshadowed and undergirded by you, every step on the way.

Give me courage to let go of my own children and to trust them into Your perfect care. May this be an opportunity for us both to draw ever closer to you with every passing day. In Jesus' name I pray,


Loving Lord, I give my child into Your hands today, and every day, as they set off on this new journey of discovery, as they start a new school today.

Father, you know all the little fears and troubles that can flood the mind of a young child in unfamiliar surroundings, and I pray that you would give me the wisdom to prepare my little one beforehand so that they are not faced with any unforeseen events for which they have not been prepared and which could frighten them. Lord, I do ask that You would be close by, for they have been taught from being very young to trust You and to tell you the things that scare or confuse them. Lord, I pray especially during these early days, that they will pass with no problems, but that You would guard their little heart and be an ever present help throughout the whole day.

Lord, I pray for the teachers too, that You would give them an understanding heart and a caring disposition. I pray that they may be quick to identify and deal with any of the little problems that may arise during the day, knowing that they can so quickly become mountains in the mind of a child, unless they are dealt with quickly and quietly.

I pray that as I deliver my child up into the care of another day, that Father You would remain close to us both. I pray that I would know Your peace in my heart, and have that peace and assurance that you will be encamped round about my child every moment of the day. And so Lord, into Your hands I give my child today. In Jesus' name,


Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You for the heritage and gift of children and for bringing my own precious child to this important milestone in their life, their first day at school.

Lord, I pray that You would be with them and that You would be there every moment of the day to care and protect. Take away any fears or concerns they may have, and develop in them a desire to make new and exciting discoveries.

Give the teachers wisdom and grace to help and cherish each child so that they may settle down and enjoy all that comes with constructive learning. I pray that my own precious little one will make friends and not feel lonely.

Help me Lord, not to be concerned, but to leave my child in Your hands, knowing that You have promised to be there every moment of the day. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus' name I pray,


Loving Lord ,I give my child into Your hands today, as they set off on this new journey of discovery on their first day at school. Father, may all go smoothly for them and indeed for all who will be in the class today. I pray that You will undertake for the little things that can so often go wrong or cause little ones problems or worries.

Father, I have sought to bring up my child in the way they should go and diligently taught them the truth of Scripture and that Jesus is their Saviour Who died for their sins and rose again, so that by believing on Him they will receive everlasting life. I have taught them to turn to You for all their needs and necessities, but Lord at times I feel that the current school system has strayed so far away from the truth of the gospel and I am concerned that they are not led away from all that they have learned throughout their early years of their life.

So Lord, I pray that you would protect my child's heart and mind as they attend this new school. Bring Christian teachers and other children into their lives who have the same Christian values that we hold so dear. Protect my child's mind and may their trust in Jesus be strengthened and grow as they start to attend school.

Lord, You have promised, that if we train up a child in the way that they should go, when they are old they will not depart from it. I claim this promise today and every day, and ask that You would help me to reinforce the truth of the gospel in the days that lie ahead. I pray that my little one will grow strong in the faith, and that their school education will help to reinforce rather than weaken their trust in the Lord Jesus, in Whose name I pray,


Dear God, Father of heavenly lights, Giver of perfect gifts,

I give my child(ren) to you today and everyday. Keep him/her and his/her schoolmates safe and protected, Father God. I ask that this school year you would use every person, every experience and every lesson to shape him/her into Your image, to grow in his/her fruit of Your spirit. God, grow in his/her heart. Teach him/her to sacrifice like You did, giving up what he/she values for the good of others. Bless the teachers and administrators, God. Keep them safe. These men and women who have committed to invest in the next generation. Give them discernment and wisdom to see each student's unique abilities and gifts. Multiply their preparation and may their plans be fruitful. Fill the day with moments of wonder. Remind them of their special place in the lives of their students and give them confidence in their abilities. And for all the parents/grandparents, Lord, I pray for peace. Give us plenty to do so we don't have time to fret. Let us be extraordinarily grateful for the privilege of parenting. Fill us with wisdom as we watch our babies grow. Grant us patience and kindness as they stretch their wings. Hold us close to You as we learn to let them go. In Jesus name I/we pray, Amen.