As a mom of four young kids, three of whom are school age, I desire our children to not only grow academically but also in wisdom and character as they learn!

And here is the truth: All the A+ grades in the world do no good if our children do not grow in godly wisdom throughout their school years!

12 Powerful Back to School Prayers to Pray Over Your Kids

First published 8/3/2016, when my third child was going off to preschool!

Prayer is not only a way to submit our requests to God, but to declare the power of God’s Word and His work over our families. These 12 school year prayers will strengthen them and give them wisdom as they begin school again, whether it be homeschooling, a public school or otherwise! Each includes a sample prayer with a coordinating Bible verse.

Obviously, you can pray these over your children at any time. But they’re specifically worded for school year topics to help prompt you in your prayers!

12 school year prayers to strengthen your kids faith and character with free printable!

12 School Year Prayers for Your Kids

Prayer #1

Lord, I pray that my children would hear your voice and increase in learning. Proverbs 1:5

Prayer #2

Lord, I ask that you would direct my child’s mind to know, investigate and seek truth and to understand the difference between wise and foolish choices. Ecclesiastes 7:25

Prayer #3

God, please help my children make the best use of their time, both when they do school work and when they go about the rest of their day. Ephesians 5:15-16

Prayer #4

I pray that my children would be reminded, whether they are at home or in school, that their lives are hidden with Christ. Help them to set their minds on things above. Colossians 3:2-3

Prayer #5

Lord, please give my children joy in doing their work. Help them to see that the joy of the Lord is their strength as they work on more difficult schoolwork and projects. Philippians 4:4

Prayer #6

As my kids interact with their siblings or classmates, help them to honor others and look to the needs of others over their own. Romans 12:10

Prayer #7

God, remind my children that they are called to obey those who are in leadership over them. Whether that be a schoolteacher, professor, administrator or a parent at home, help them to act in a way that makes teaching them a joy to the person in authority. Hebrews 13:17

Prayer #8

During times of confusion or difficulty, let your Holy Spirit impress upon my child to seek the wisdom that you promise to give to those who ask. James 1:5

Prayer #9

Help my children to be a friend to those who need one and to notice when others need encouragement. Proverbs 17:17

Prayer #10

When my child feels frustrated and experiences the “growing pains” of life and learning, help them to heed instruction so that they will not go astray. Proverbs 10:17

Prayer #11

Remind my children of my love for them, whether they are with me all day or in the schoolroom learning. Help them to know that they can come to me with any need or just for a hug and a prayer. 1 John 4:7

Prayer #12

In the midst of busy school days, help my kids to see the beauty, providence and power of God in each circumstance of their lives. Psalm 33, especially verses 4, 5, and 22.

CLICK HERE to download your school prayers printable and keep it in a visual place to remind yourself to pray for your kids’ school year!

school year prayers for your kids

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Join us via email for 10 days of praying intentionally over our children’s school year, so they can get things off to a great start! God’s Word is living and active and when we cover our children with Scripture-based prayers, it can make all the difference in their day!

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  1. Subscribe in the box at the end of this email to get a free 31 day prayer calendar with Scriptures and a matching school-year related character quality to pray about for your kids.
  2. Each day for 10 days, you’ll receive an email with a Scripture and specific prayer for your kids (using the first 10 days from the calendar)
  3. Optional: Go even deeper by purchasing our 31 Days of School Year Prayers for Your Children devotional, which will be digitally sent to you via email. It is a printable product (not a physical book) that will include the prayer calendar plus:
    • Daily Devotion with a Bible verse (that matches the daily verses on the calendar)
    • Space to write or journal the verse in your favorite translation
    • A thought-provoking question related to the verse
    • Space to write a prayer for your child/children
    • Bible verse print to display in your home
    • PNG image of the calendar so you can save it to your photos on your phone for quick reference

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2 Comments on 12 Powerful Back to School Prayers to Pray Over Your Kids

  1. This is nostalgic! I used to do this for my daughter. But now she does it on her own. She would pick a verse, memorize it and write it down on her Bible notebook. Thanks for this!

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