It’s that time of year where new clothes are purchased and organized supplies are awaiting the big event; the first day of school.
Whether you or not you are sad to see the summer come to a close, a new school year is upon us all.
It’s a fresh slate and a time of new opportunities.
As a parent of two children heading to school, I am especially sensitive of this experience and am looking for ways to ease the transition for us all.
But before I do anything else, I am committing to pray every day starting August 1st for my children’s new school year.
Will you join me for 30 days of back to school prayers for your child and the new school year?
So get your tissues ready (or maybe I am the only one who is teary in sending the kids off to school), and hit your knees. Let’s dedicate 30 days to pray for the new school year.
Day 1- Spiritually
Pray that your child will understand the Gospel and learn to apply biblical principles to every aspect of life.
Day 2- Relationship to the teacher
Pray that your child will develop a deep respect and appreciation for his/her teacher and will act respectful of all authority figures.
Day 3- Relationship to peers
Pray that your child will develop a close bond with his peers and that he/she will choose friends wisely.
Day 4- Wisdom
Pray that your child will develop the ability to discern right from wrong and put it into practice on a daily basis.
Day 5- Conviction
Pray that your child will be convicted by sin and be found out when he/she does wrong.
Day 6- Honesty
Pray that your child will desire to be honest, even when it’s hard or when he/she gets into trouble.
Day 7- Kindness
Pray that your child will treat others with kindness, even when it is not popular.
Day 8- Compassion
Pray that your child will be compassionate, and show the love of Jesus to those who are hurting.
Day 9- Being a servant
Pray that your child learns to be a servant and sees the beauty of being the hands and feet of Jesus.
Day 10- Humility
Pray that your child learns to be humble and not to brag about his/her success.
Day 11- Desire to learn
Pray that your child will develop a love of learning and desire to be a life-long learner.
Day 12- Strongest subject
Pray that your child will be challenged in his/her strongest subject and will be pushed out of his/her comfort zone.
Day 13- Weakest subject
Pray that your child will make progress and tremendous growth in an area of weakness.
Day 14- Confident learner
Pray that your child will be confident in his/her abilities as a student.
Day 15- Learning issues exposed
Pray that any learning issues or suspected weakness will be brought to light.
Day 16- Emotional growth
Pray that your child will mature in emotional stability and be comforted as their faith deepens in understanding.
Day 17- Sensitivity
Pray that your child will have a tender spirit and be will to help those in need.
Day 18- Evangelical spirit
Pray that your child will be excited to share the message of Jesus, no matter the cost.
Day 19- Become a good listener
Pray that God will open the ears of your child to hear the teacher and an open heart to listen to others.
Day 20- Self-control
Pray that your child will learn self-control and have the discipline to use it in even the toughest of situations.
Day 21- Think before speaking
Pray that your child will learn to guard their tongue and to think about words before speaking aloud.
Day 22- Guarded mind
Pray that your child will have a guarded mind and thoughts of the Lord will be planted, and not be easily uprooted.
Day 23- Softened heart
Pray that your child has a softened heart towards the gospel and will hear the good news with open ears.
Day 24- Quick to forgive
Pray that your child will be quick to extend grace when a wrong has been done to him/her.
Day 25- Slow to anger
Pray that your child will have a long fuse and not anger easily.
Day 26- Joy
Pray that your child will experience the joy of the Lord and not look for happiness in the things of the world.
Day 27- Strength
Pray that your child will have the strength to do what is right and do grow in physical strength as well.
Day 28- Safety
Pray that your child will be safe in sports, and on the playground.
Day 29- Protection
Pray that God will protect your child from harm’s way.
Day 30- Balance
Pray that your child will learn to balance responsibilities in school, home, and life with God’s help and strength.
How do you prepare your children for back-to-school? What are your back to school prayers for your children?