Kids heading back to school? Use these back to school prayers as a guide for an awesome school year.
It’s that time of year! Pumpkin spiced everything is available everywhere and school buses are running through our neighborhood. Back to school always leaves me with mixed feelings.
I’m excited, delighted yet anxious and nervous for a new school year. What’s in store? What will my kids learn? Who will be their friend? Will they cry at drop off? Will I cry!?
As a mother I’ve quickly learned I can’t control everything. But one thing I know to be true is prayer changed things. I can pray for God’s hand to be upon my children.
With our daughter entering kindergarten this school year I’m trying to be more intentional in how I’m praying for her.
These scriptures and prayers are a guide. Pray how the Holy Spirit leads you! Also feel free to add in your children’s names or their teacher’s name specifically.
2 Weeks of POWERFUL Back to School Prayers
Prayer 1: Protection Over Our Kids
Scripture: But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy. Psalm 5:11
Thank you Lord that as we sing your praises you are spreading your divine protection over our children. Watch over their coming and going. Bring them home safely each day.
Prayer 2: Give Strength to Our Teachers
Scripture: I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being. Ephesians 3:16 NIV
We thank you for our children’s teachers! We pray you would strengthen them with your power this school year. Give them guidance on instruction, strength to complete all the tasks and energy to joyfully interact with their students. God give them efficiency as they work. May they find times of rest and if they do not know you, make yourself known to them this school year.
Prayer 3: Building Good Friendships
Scripture: As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Proverbs 27:17
Jesus thank you for friends! Thank you that you created us to be in relationship with you and each other. We pray our children would build kind friendships this school year. Friendships where they build each other up and sharpen one another.
Prayer 4: Show Our Kids the Right Path
Scripture: Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Psalms 25:4 NLT
Heavenly Father, show our children the right path this school year. May they not be influenced by the unwise, but seek your purposes in all things. Guide their choices.
Prayer 5: Give Our Children Hearts for Learning
Scripture: Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge. Proverbs 18:15 NLT
Lord give our children a thirst for knowledge, wisdom and understanding. May their hearts be ready to learn this year, at home, school and church. Open their ears, may they crave knowledge and seek it out.
Prayer 6: Prayer for Common Sense and Insight
Scripture: Common sense and success belong to me. Insight and strength are mine. Proverbs 8:14
We claim your promises today Lord, that common sense and success belong to our children. Throughout their days give them insight beyond their years. In any situation they face, may they use sound judgment.
Prayer 7: Finding Purpose
Scripture: But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. Psalms 33:11 NIV
Thank you Jesus that your plans stand firm forever! We pray you would reveal your purposes to our children. Show our children and their teachers the gifts and talents you have placed inside their hearts. Point our kids toward the road you ordained for their lives.
Prayer 8: To Be a Kind Friend
Scripture: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 NIV
Heavenly Father, we thank you for your lovingkindness toward us. We pray our children would clothe themselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience this year. May they stand up against the bullies, speaking life to each other at all times. Guide us as their parents to encourage kindness and patience in their hearts. As we plant these seeds Lord make them grow!
Prayer 9: Accepting Correction
Scripture: Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life. Proverbs 19:20
Dear Jesus, give our children hears to accept instruction. Give them the desire to learn from the wise and to accept correction. Soften their hearts so they can gain knowledge from their teachers and respect the teacher throughout the day.
Prayer 10: For Unspeakable Joy
Scripture: I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! John 15:11
Draw our children to you and as they rejoice in your love fill them with unspeakable joy. May they find joy in the little things throughout the school day and delight in learning.
So there it is! Prayer for 2 weeks of school. You can always repeat the prayers throughout the month or add your own.
Now I’d love to hear from you! Do you pray specific prayers for your kids throughout the school year? Although I wrote these for back to school prayers, you can pray them any time of year.