Summer is almost gone and school is just around the corner. My kids start tomorrow! The start of school brings so many mixed emotions: excitement, anxiety, happiness, relief, and anticipation. My oldest son starts Kindergarten this year. I think he would count down the minutes until school starts if he could. I haven’t seen this kid so excited for anything, well, I think ever!
For most kids, school can be the best thing ever or the biggest headache ever. A bad friend or a difficult subject can derail any year. However, we have something wonderful that we can offer our children. Something that will protect them and keep them on the right path:
Prayer is the most powerful tool you can give your kids.
So why not start this school year off with a prayer that is chock-full of scripture and positive confessions. Start this year off right!
First Day of School Prayer
Dear Father God,
I thank you for creating (child’s name) exactly how you wanted him/her. (Psalm 139:14). I thank you that you have a plan and a purpose just for (child’s name). (Jeremiah 29:11) I know you are going to show him/her exactly what plan you have for him/her this school year.
I thank you that (child’s name) has the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16). He/she will not lack wisdom because he/she serves a God who generously gives His wisdom to everyone who asks! (James 1:5) I pray that (child’s name) continues to grow in his/her wisdom of you (Psalm 34:11) and that he/she will love you with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. (Mark 12:30)
I pray for favor for (child’s name) with his/her teachers, classmates and friends. (Psalm 5:12). I pray that you surround (child’s name) with good, godly friends that will help him/her love you and love others. (Proverbs 27:17). Help him/her to choose his/her close friends carefully. (Proverbs 12:26)
Thank you that you have not given (child’s name) a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind, (2 Timothy 1:7) I thank you that he/she has angels surrounding him/her to keep him/her safe. (Psalm 91:11) Help (child’s name) to always remember that you, God are with him/her wherever he/she goes and you will NEVER leave him/her! (Joshua 1:9, Hebrews 13:5)
Help (child’s name) to be bold and courageous to tackle any task that is set before him/her and to be victorious because you are on his/her side. (Joshua 1:7-8). Remind (child’s name) that she can do anything because you will give him/her the strength to do it. (Philippians 4:13)
I pray that (child’s name) will be a leader that others can follow. I pray that he/she will be a good example in his/her words, behavior, love and faith (1 Timothy 4:12). That he/she will be a light that shines brightly for Jesus. (Matthew 5:16) and that he/she will go out and teach others about Christ. (Matthew 28:19)
We expect great things to happen this year. Thank you God for loving us and being with us always.
In Jesus Name I pray,
Here are printable fill in the blank prayers:
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Pray this prayer over the kids in your Sunday School and your own kids or grandkids. Prayer makes a difference!