With back to school completely in the rearview mirror at this point in the fall, devotions that invite protection, good health, and a studious mindset can continue to help settle our children, grandchildren and all the other young people in our lives to succeed this school year.
Short, heartfelt prayers don’t take long to say, as many busy moms and dads can attest.
And there are many devotions and words of prayer parents and caregivers can turn to when they need it most.
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Ahead of the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah holidays—even before Halloween this year—here are some heartwarming prayers everyone can use however they see fit.
Check them and keep them handy in case you need them.
(All authors and sources are noted.)
‘Bless my learning and my playing’
From W. David O. Taylor, Christianity Today
Dear Jesus, you who promise to be with me always, I pray that you will be with me today as I go to school.
Bless my going and my coming. Bless my learning and my play.
Please protect my heart from fear. Please keep me safe. Please give me good friends. Give me joy on this day, and thank you for loving me from head to toe.
In your name. Amen.
“Show us the right way as a family”
By Lauren Gaines, Southern Living
Heavenly Father, show our children the right path this school year.
May they not be swayed by the unwise, but seek your purposes in all things.
Guide their choices.
Show us the right path as a family – that we would devote our time and energy to the things you want us to invest in.
“Watch over them and guide them”
Father, I pray that every child will know that their strength comes from you and that you give them the courage to face any obstacle they may face in school.
I pray that they know how to come to you with their fears and anxieties and trust you to watch over them and guide them through the day.
“Bring fun into their days”
From Amanda Idleman, Bible Study Tools
Jesus, I ask that my child’s school year be filled with sweet memories that he will cherish all his life.
Infuse their days with fun that will keep them filled with joy as they grow and learn.
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Give them a happy and contagious face throughout this school year.