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Pray for Your Kid’s School Year + {Printable}

I always start with great intentions of praying every day for my kids during the school year. For the first couple of days, I do awesome. Throughout the day, I pause and pray over my kids. Sometimes, I even pray scriptures over them. I feel accomplished and so proud of myself. 

And then a new week hits. I get too caught up in my own work or house projects. And find myself forgetting to pray. Maybe you can relate?

School Year

This school year, I am determined to be more consistent in praying for my kids. Why? Because I know prayer is powerful. I decided to get a little creative to help me in this process. 

I came up with 6 scripture verses to fit the acronym S.C.H.O.O.L. This acronym will hopefully help me to pray for the kids more consistently. Here are the six scripture verses I will be praying for my kids this school year. 

S- Strong 

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord, your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9

Dear Lord, please help ____________ to be strong and courageous. Help ________ to be confident in who You created them to be.  Help __________ to feel Your presence in a powerful way. Thank You that You are with __________ wherever they go. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

 

C- Confidence

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.”  Jeremiah 17:7 

Dear Lord, please help __________ to completely trust You. Thank You for the promise that they will be blessed when they do this. Please help ____________ to find their confidence in You alone. Help __________ to not depend on their own strength but Yours alone. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

 

H- Help from God 

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” James 1:5

Dear God, I know ______________ will face challenges as they go about their school day. Please help their first response to be turning to You for help. They will also face lots of decisions. Thank You for the promise of giving wisdom to _________________ when they ask for it.  In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

 

O- Others (be an example)

Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

Dear Lord, thank You that You have placed __________________ in their school. Please help them to see themselves as you do. Thank you that _____________ will be an example in what he/she says and how he/she reflects You. Help ___________ to shine brightly for you. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

 

O- Opportunities to bless others

Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.” Galatians 6:10 

Dear God, thank You that You are going to provide many opportunities for ___________ to bless others. Show ______________ the ways he/she can be a blessing to their teacher(s). Thank You that you have strategically placed them in their classroom to be a blessing to their classmates too. Please help _____________ to see others as you do and share You with them. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

 

L- Listen to God’s voice 

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21

Dear Lord, thank You for the promise that You will guide and direct ____________. Please help ______________ to listen to Your voice and continue to grow deeper in their relationship with You. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

 

An Easy Way to Pray this School Year

 

 

I am so excited to try this acronym out to remind myself to pray for my kids throughout the day. I love how it is an easy way to pray for my kids. When I think of S.C.H.O.O.L now it will prompt me to pray for my kids to be Strong and Confident in God. I will also pray that my kids ask for Help from God, be an example to others, and look for opportunities to bless others. Lastly, I love how it will remind me to pray for my children to listen to God’s voice

Hopefully, this acronym is helpful as you think about praying for your children or grandchildren during their school year.  I created a printable for you to use as a reference. Sign up below to receive it. I am excited for all that God is going to do with our prayers this year! 

 

 

Another powerful way to pray for your children this school year is by going on a Prayer Walk around their school. Read about that in this post called Praying for Your Child’s School.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Foa Finau-Comment on August 15, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    I love this! Olivia starts pre-school in September. So I’m going to be praying these verses over her!

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