Lord Jesus, we ask for Your help as we begin this new school year. Allow us to experience Your presence in the many blessings You put before us. Open our eyes to the new challenges and exciting opportunities that this new school year brings. Open our heart and mind to new friends and new teachers. Give us a generous spirit to be enthusiastic with our studies and courage to accept new opportunities. Help us to be attentive to one another and let us experience Your presence in our new friends. Jesus, inspire us to do our best this year! Amen
Lord, Give us insight to see realistically “what is”; but make us dreamers and give us vision of all the possibilities for “what can be.” You can do all things but you need us to respond to your voice. Give us ears to listen and feet to respond to your voice. Open our eyes to where we can show your love to others around us during the school day. Use us as your instruments to form, inform, reform, and transform those who come to us. We ask this in your name, Jesus Christ. Amen
Loving Creator, Map your goals for us in our hearts. Make our classrooms and hallways oases in the busy world. Make them places of warmth and trust. May we always know that with your affirmation our opinion counts. Help us to stretch ourselves by taking risks and being bold to not be ashamed of our faith in you. May we always know you walk alongside us. Amen
Dearest Father in Heaven, Bless us all and bless this school year as a day of new beginnings. Smile upon this staff and student body, And surround us, Lord, with the soft mantle of your love. Teach this community to follow in your footsteps, And to live life in the ways of Love, faith, hope and charity. We ask this through your name, Jesus Christ… Amen
Lord we pray for our principal, teachers and all the administrators at (insert school name). We pray that you would equip them and be in their hearts in the presence of the Holy Spirit. We pray for freedom and expression of love, compassion and all that comes from knowing You. We pray that when persecution comes that we will be strong and not shamed of You. You said, those who will be ashamed of me I will be ashamed of them in heaven. Help us to hold steadfast to our faith walk at school as well as on Wednesday night. O God this is the mission field …. Here among our friends and other students. Lord help us to not be afraid to go into “our Jerusalem” and live out our faith without fear or reprisal.
Lord God, we honor and respect all authority and those you have placed in positions of honor over us. We respect the law of the land, the principal as well as all the rules of (insert school name). Whatever you call us to do, let us do so with both courage and respect. To you be the light and Glory tomorrow and every day at (insert school name)!!
Lord God, You are a global God. Grace us and grace our students with global vision in our mission to spread your love. May we be trailblazers as we bring that “touch of magic,” that touch of your love, to those we meet each day. Lord we pray for revival at (insert school name). We pray that all students would be touched by your presence. Use us to share a hug or smile with a stranger in the hallway or at lunch. Help us to connect outside of ourselves and friend group to share the promise of faith. And may we walk in humility so that others can’t accuse us of selfishness or judgement. We make this prayer in Your name, Jesus Christ. Amen
Loving Father: Make us feeling people, who empathize with the many emotions which pervade our buildings each day. May we harness the energy of those feelings and use it in building a learning community of students, faculty, administrators, staff, and parents within the nurturing environment of our schools and homes. Amen
Lord, keep us strong so that we can carry out Your works: feeding the hungry, visiting the sick, clothing the naked and being a voice for those who suffer persecution. Bless us this year, so that we may all experience rich friendships, authentic success, and purpose in all we do. Amen
Loving God, Look upon these students. Let them enjoy their learning and take delight in new discoveries. Help them to persevere in their studies and give them the desire to learn all things well. Look upon these teachers. Let them strive to share their knowledge with gentle patience and endeavour always to bring the truth to eager minds. Grant that students and teachers alike may follow Jesus Christ, the way, the truth, and the life, forever and ever. Amen