Friends in Christ,
As students and staff prepare to return for a new school year let’s keep them in prayer.
A prayer for students:
Loving God, thank you for the unique gifts of every child as they transition into a new school year. Fill each student with fresh enthusiasm and a heart that is excited to learn and grow. Please surround them with your enduring love, give them confidence, equip them with the ability to persevere through difficult days, and keep them safe. Bless their teachers with wisdom, understanding, and a heart to serve, as they embark on the journey together! Amen.
A prayer for school staff:
Thank you, Holy God, for the teachers and support staff in our schools. I pray you will surround them with blessings as they plan, instruct, counsel, challenge, listen, direct, and serve. Walk with them, and guide them in moments of stress, and enable them to seek an understanding of each child in their care with a kind heart and a discerning spirit. I pray for physical, emotional, and spiritual blessings on the entire school staff, and for strong unity in school-family relationships, so that all children can learn, grow, and thrive! Amen.
Blessings on the journey,