A Back to School Prayer for Parents and Students

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It’s the time of year when backpacks overflow with supplies and classrooms begin to fill with students! As parents, we prepare and purchase. Some of us labor over preparation; others have barely enough time to prepare at all. We make choices and selections for school settings, classes, teachers, and extracurricular activities.

And now there’s not much more we can do except begin the routine. Start the day.

Only there is one more thing we can do, whether we’ve done it before now or not.

We can pray.

Pray for our hearts as parents who are trying our best not to worry and fear over our kids and their education.

Pray for the impressionable minds of our children who are learning and cultivating their thought processes.

We can pray for all those involved in our educational experiences, whether it’s the bus driver, teacher’s aide, school secretary, nurse, principal, therapist, or teacher. (I love Ruth’s Prayer for Teachers that we shared earlier this week.)

Whether we’ve chosen homeschool, public school or private education, let’s pray this prayer together over our children and our role as parents in their school experience.

Dear Heavenly Father,

School has started once again and we praise you for a fresh beginning. May our hearts remember to seek you first each day. We praise you for every individual involved in our education; and we ask for the wisdom, safety and protection only you can give.

Thank you for giving us strength to meet new milestones. May we rely on you to help us move peacefully through each routine and to master every challenge.

Thank you for loving us and giving us one another. Thank you for the gift of a new school year.

In Jesus’ Name,


If you want your children to stand on the firm foundation of a relationship with Jesus this year, read I Believe In Jesus together as a family. In I Believe in Jesus, John MacArthur walks children though the gospel of Jesus in a way that is easy to understand, and equips parents, grandparents, teachers, and loved ones to to share the familiar story of God’s love.

I Believe In Jesus


What is your biggest prayer for yourself and/or your children this school year?

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Rachel Wojnarowski loves being a wife, mom to 7, author and Bible study teacher. She and her husband, Matt, enjoy caring for their busy family, whose ages span 3 to 25 years and includes a special needs daughter. In her "free time" she crochets, knits, and sews handmade clothing. Ok, not really. She enjoys running and she's a tech geek at heart. Reader, writer, speaker and dreamer, you can find Rachel at RachelWojo.com. Website URL: http://rachelwojo.com