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A back to school prayer

A prayer for those experiencing the emotional and sometimes stressful back to school period.

04 Sep 2023

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we embark on this new school year, we come before you with hearts full of hope and gratitude. We thank you for the gift of learning, the joy of friendships, and the support of our families and teachers.

Like seeds sown in tears, may this year be a season of growth and transformation. We trust in your promise, as found in Psalm 126:5-6: "Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them."

For the children, we pray for courage and curiosity. May they approach each day with open hearts, ready to learn and discover. Give them the strength to face challenges and the humility to seek help when needed.

For the parents, we ask for wisdom and patience. Help them guide their children with love and understanding, and grant them the peace of knowing they are doing their best.

For the families, we seek unity and joy. May this school year strengthen the bonds of love within our homes and provide opportunities for laughter and shared experiences.

For the teachers, we request wisdom and compassion. Bless them with the ability to inspire and nurture the young minds entrusted to their care.

Lord, be with us all in times of change. Let your presence be a constant source of reassurance and peace. May this school year be a journey of growth, laughter, and learning. In Jesus' name, we pray.