Today we share this beautiful prayer as many are beginning, or are getting ready to begin, a new school year. With the uncertainties of the pandemic, the stress on teachers, staff, parents and students is certainly heightened. Let’s pray that all will feel the arms of Jesus around them during this time of transition. Let us pray that they will be able to let the anxiety go, sensing the peace that only the Spirit can offer.

A Prayer for Our Students

I pray for:

Strength – that God gives them the strength to do what they need to do each day.

Courage – that they will be brave as they face the challenges that are before them.

Peace – that their hearts will be calm and peaceful as they go through their day and in their sleep at night.

Provision – asking God to provide for all that they need – for stamina, spirit, and finances – for each day.

Direction – that they will be led to embrace what is good and right.

Protection – that God keeps them safe in this increasingly unsafe world and protects them from harm and wickedness.

Joy – that God fills them with the kind of bliss joy that can only come from the Divine.

Compassion – that they will show compassion on those in need and who have less than they do.

Justice – to give them a sense of justice to stand up for what is right and to defend the weak.

Wisdom – that they will grow in knowledge and understanding.

Hope – to give them the hope that comes from above – the kind that far exceeds what we have in the here and now.

Love – that our children are filled with the love of God. That they will know how deeply they are loved, and that love will overflow onto others.

~ Aaron Meis