A Prayer Over Parents
We ask right now that this school year, you’ll give parents everything they need to be the best support they can be for their children. If the parent is homeschooling, Lord, please give them the time, energy, and patience needed to lead their kids well. And if their kids are going away to school, then we ask that you equip them to encourage, support, and come alongside the teachers in a way that benefits everyone. We ask that you strengthen parent/child relationships this school year, and that the stress of homework and busy schedules won’t create a divide of short tempers and irritation, but rather that you’ll overcome with the fruits of the Spirit. Fill each home and family with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self-control. We ask that you bless them.
In Jesus’ name,
A Prayer Over Teachers
We ask that you equip our teachers this year with everything they need—and that list is long! Being a teacher has always been a high-stress, incredibly important and often under-valued job, and in recent years, even more so. So, we ask this school year that you bless our teachers in special ways. Let them feel supported and held. Let them feel encouraged and equipped. Give them confidence. Give them wisdom. Help them as they navigate not only the educational needs of their many students, but their spiritual and emotional needs as well. Give them a listening ear, a long fuse, and energy for the tasks before them. Teachers make such a difference in the lives of students every day, so Lord, please help them to feel appreciated, loved, and motivated to continue through the mundane tasks they face in their daily schedules. Put a burden on the hearts of our teachers’ students and parents to pray for them regularly throughout the year so they never feel alone.
Bless them, Lord, for Your glory.
A Prayer for Health & Safety
The world can be a scary place at times. Parents often struggle with fear and anxieties as they drive away from the school after dropping of their student. Likewise, teachers and students feel the weight of the “what-if’s” all day. So, we ask that you provide a blanket of peace and security this school year over our parents, teachers, and students. We ask for protection and safety for them all. Keep our children, their families, and the school staff safe from the various dangers of this world. At the same time, we ask that you guard their minds and hearts from unnecessary fear and worry. We also ask for good health for all involved. Despite the differences in viewpoints of COVID-19, Lord, we all agree that we want our children healthy and safe. Please protect our students, families, teachers, and school staff from illness. Give those in charge wisdom and clarity on what precautions to take while maintaining an environment suitable to learning. We ask that you give everyone calm heads and calm hearts in the face of any potential emergency and provide everything needed to navigate those situations well.
In Jesus’ name,
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