A Prayer for the New School Year

The start of school brings me to tears because I’m letting go, walking into the unknown with our girls, nervous about what the year holds.

The end – not just of summer – but a season of life that we’ve known makes me cry too.

Both are sacred.

God starts the Bible with “In the beginning.” Jesus ended His ministry with “It is finished.”

God is certainly in the messy middle we call daily life yet He highlights His character by teaching us that He is the First and the Last.

Why do I believe that beginnings and endings have such great power? I believe that God is there, and that He relishes them very much.

Here is a prayer for your beginnings, your endings, and the new school year.

Dear Father,

Jill McCormick
Jill McCormick
Jill McCormick is the writer behind jillemccormick.com, a blog where she shares common-sense grace with the try-hard girl. Jill’s married to her high school sweetheart Ryan. They live in South Texas with their two daughters, born 18 months apart. Most days you’ll find her with a book in her hand or a podcast in her ears. She starts and ends everyday with sprinkles: on oatmeal for breakfast and on ice cream for dessert.

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