Backpacks are packed. Classrooms are filled. Your prayers are vital. If you missed my blog last week, check it out https://elainemcallister.com/backpacks-classrooms-and-prayers/ as I’ll be building upon it this week.
The newness of the school year is still very real – both for students and teachers. Routines are becoming more and more familiar, and relationships are being built between those who just weeks ago were strangers. Homework is becoming the norm for students and grading papers is now reality for those charged with teaching our young ones.
As I shared last week, my heart beats with those in the classrooms across our nation, and because of that, I wanted to share several more timely and valuable scriptures we can pray for our students, staff, and teachers. I trust you’ll find just the right ‘prayable’ scriptures for your special ones…
Power-packed, prayable scriptures…
May you always remember to guard your mouth and not say ugly things, _______. (See 1 Peter 3:10)
I pray that you, ________, will be an example to others in your speech, life, love, faith, and purity. (See 1 Timothy 4:12)
No matter what you do, _______, I pray that you’ll remember to work hard to help the week, knowing it’s better to give than to receive. (See Acts 20:35)
My prayer is that you will persevere and finish your work, _______, that you’ll be complete, lacking nothing. (See James 1-4)
I pray, _______, that you will never grow tired of doing what is good. (See 2 Thessalonians 3:13)
May you recognize the power of prayer, _________, and always stand firm in the will of God. (See Colossians 4:12)
________, always, always, always trust in the Lord and don’t rely on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him and let Him direct your path. (See Proverbs 3:5-6)
My prayer is that you, __________, will always be joyful, prayerful, and thankful – no matter what. (See 2 Thessalonians 5:16-17)
_______, I pray you’ll be cautious and discerning – holding on to what is good and staying away from what is not. (See 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22)
May God give you great respect for wisdom and discipline, _____, and may you always be one who listens carefully to your parents. (See Proverbs 1:7-8)
Who needs your prayers today?
Do you have grandchildren (or children) attending school today? Pray for them!
Do you know the staff at your local schools – the cooks, bus drivers, paras, nurses, aides, secretaries, janitors, and other staff members? They can certainly use your prayers – please pray!
Students and teachers, of course, need your prayer support daily. Make it a habit to remember them in prayer throughout your days. God hears and answers prayers – let Him hear yours today.
For some other great resources and ideas about praying for those in our schools, visit this site: https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/prayer/prayers/11-prayers-for-our-schools-and-our-students-and-teachers.html
Whenever you see little ones walking to and from school, or when a school bus passes by your house – let that be a prompt to pray.
I encourage you to exercise your prayer muscles, and become a strong and mighty prayer warrior for those who fill our classrooms and school hallways every day. Be a blessing!