Prepare your little one for their best school year yet and bring peace to your mama heart with these back-to-school prayers.
You’ve attended Meet the Teacher, bought all the supplies, and have the most picture-perfect first-day-of-school outfit ready to go, but that all too familiar tinge of anxiety starts to set in. Sure, your little one is excited, and maybe even a little nervous, but you’ve been sure to give them that comfort that only mom can give as they prepare for a new (or maybe even their first) school year.
No matter how many children you have in school, those first-day jitters can sometimes get the best of us. Luckily, we don’t have to be anxious for anything, but instead with prayer and supplication we can make our request made known to God and he will give us peace.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6-7
In an attempt to quiet my own heart and trust that the Lord will be with my children as they navigate a new school year with a new teacher, new friends, and new lessons to learn, I created these back-to-school prayers. These prayers are quick, easily customizable to your child or children, and most importantly, each prayer is based on a specific bible verse.
For the sake of simply sharing the prayers with you guys, I generalized them for ‘every child’, but you can easily write in your child’s name or any other customization by downloading the printable. So without further ado, below are 10 back-to-school prayers that you can pray as your little one embarks on a brand-new journey at school.
Back-To-School Prayer #1
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”Proverbs 3:5-6
Back-To-School Prayer #2
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”Joshua 1:9
Back-To-School Prayer #3
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”Psalm 119:105
Back-To-School Prayer #4
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”Philippians 4:13
Back-To-School Prayer #5
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”Proverbs 1:7
Back-To-School Prayer #6
“Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass.”Psalm 37:5
Back-To-School Prayer #7
“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”Isaiah 40:31
Back-To-School Prayer #8
“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.”Colossians 3:23
Back-To-School Prayer #9
“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.”Psalm 90:17
Back-To-School Prayer #10
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”Jeremiah 29:11
Whether you are homeschooling or sending your kids to public or private school, I pray that your little ones have the best school year yet!
Be sure to check out the Scripture Card Library to download these and other scripture cards that you can use during your devotional time with God. You can print them out and laminate them or print them, cut the cards out, and make a tiny booklet that you can take with you or keep at your bedside.