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Back to School: A Prayer Guide

Back to School: A Prayer Guide


A Prayer Guide

DEAR GOD, with a new school year upon us, we pray for our…

STUDENTS, that You would grant them a hunger to learn new things and patience when the learning gets tough, that You would bring alongside them good friends to building their character, that You would provide for their needs and open doors of opportunity, and that You would keep Your hand of protection over them, keeping them safe from illness, bullying and violence.

PARENTS, that You would grant them wisdom as they lead their children in the way they should go, grace when they feel discouraged, and strength to do the work needed to support and raise their children well. May You grant them opportunities to connect with their children, and to be a positive, Godly influence over them.

TEACHERS, that You would give them strength, patience, grace, and love for their students, that their enthusiasm for learning would be contagious, and that they would feel supported by the community and by the parents. May You give them a spirit of endurance knowing that their efforts will be `rewarded. Give them wisdom in every circumstance, protection from any illness, and let Your peace rule in their hearts.

SCHOOL STAFF, that You would supply their needs and that Your favor would rest upon them as they lead the next generation in the pursuit of knowledge. May You grant them wisdom in their decisions, clarity and discernment as they oversee staff and teachers, patience and genuine love for families, and a strong outpouring of support from the community.

LORD, we also specifically pray for health and protection in the 2021-2022 school year from the Covid-19 virus. We pray for the well-being of every student, teacher, school staff and family member. We pray that learning and other school functions may be carried out without any disruptions or delays. We recognize our greatest need and hope is in Jesus. May we make Him, His Word, and His church a priority in our lives for the upcoming school year above all else.

In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

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