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As the new homeschool year approaches, it's the time of year to get really serious about prayer! Hopefully you already have been, and it's like a fixture to your daily routine, but even so, it's always good to pray over your upcoming school year. This powerful back to school prayer is a great way to start off the year with a strong focus on God.
Whether you're a mom sending your kids back to public school, about to start the new homeschool year (like us), or just praying for those who are, this prayer is a great way to push Start with God as the focus. Let's get started on this new homeschool year with God at the forefront of our minds!
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Back To School Prayer For Students
The following is a collection of prayers for back to, specific for groups of people, like students, parents, teachers, regarding the start of the new school year. Pondering the unexpected circumstances that confront all of us in the fall, we never know what's ahead of us. And because of that we need to pray for the unknown to keep us and our children safeguarded.
I hope that, by praying these specific prayers, they will feel the special, infinite love of God. The goal is to pray as best we can, trusting that the Holy Spirit will pray for us when we can't find the right words to pray.
Dear God, thank you for the educators who have devoted their lives to teaching me. They face an uncertain future with courage and hope. Give them strength for the school days ahead. Thank you for our parents who entrust us to the care of these teachers. They worry about our safety and well-being. Give our parents the peace of mind and reassurance that we, their children, are in good hands. Thank you for the school administrators who are working tirelessly to ensure that our schools are safe and welcoming places for all. Give them wisdom as they make difficult decisions. Thank you for the community leaders who are advocating for the needs of our schools. Give them strength in the face of opposition. And finally, thank you for all my friends and even those I don't know who are returning to school. They bring with them unlimited potential and endless possibilities. Give us curiosity and creativity, kindness and compassion. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Back To School Prayer for Parents
Parents, you can use this prayer for your kids who are about to start new things, like extracurriculars, in addition to the new school year. There is one for public school kids and one for homeschool kids. Not to separate them as different people, but to be more specific in our prayers.
Parent's Prayer for Public School Kids
Dear Heavenly Father, we know that you are a God of love and a God of hope. You are a God of justice and a God of peace. Fill us with your love. Fill us with your hope, O Lord. Fill us with your justice. Fill us with your peace, the peace of God. Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Prince of Peace. You are the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep. Watch over our children as they return to the school season or even going to school for the first time as well as college students going to school. Protect them from harm and to resist peer pressure, and let them make good choices. Keep them safe from bullies and from those who would do them harm. Help them to find good friends and new friends and to be kind to others. Holy Spirit, you are the Comforter and the Counselor. Walk with us as we navigate these uncertain times. Be with us as we make decisions about what is best for our families and our communities and our kids’ lives. Give us wisdom and give us courage. Amen.
Parent's Prayer for Homeschool Kids
Father in Heaven, we praise You for the gift of education. We know that it is not always easy to learn, and we ask for Your help as we start a new homeschool year. Guide us as we study, and help us to retain what we learn. We also ask for Your help in dealing with any new challenge that comes with education. Help us to be patient with our children and to persevere when things are tough. Most of all, help us to remember that our children are a gift from You and that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. In Jesus' name, amen.
Back To School Prayer for Teachers
Dear Lord, O God, you are the giver of every good and perfect gift. We thank you for the gift of education. We thank you for the gift of teaching. We ask that you would bless those who have chosen to dedicate their lives to teaching. Give them wisdom as they plan lessons and prepare for class. Give them knowledge as they share their expertise with their students. Give them patience as they deal with difficult behavior and challenging situations. Most of all, Lord, we ask that you would give them your love. Fill them with your love, O Lord, so that they may share your love with their students. Give us, Dear Jesus, the spirit of gratitude and bless the bus drivers as they go to and from school and home with your divine protection over the safety of our children. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Powerful Back To School Prayer For Kids, Parents, and Teachers
As the new school year starts for both public school kids as well as homeschool families, may we remember the powerful promises of God’s word and Christ Jesus! And as we pray for them, let us also thank Him for His faithfulness in guiding and protecting them every day.
May you be filled with God’s love. God bless each and every one of our students as they embark on a new adventure in their school experience!
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