Back to School Prayer 2020 - 2 Sep 2020


Father, we pray for everyone going to school this autumn. ⠀

We ask for all those working in schools preparing new arrangements for everyone to stay healthy.⠀
May they know your wisdom as they make plans to welcome students back.⠀

We ask for every family anticipating the new school year. ⠀
May they know your peace and protection in uncertain times. ⠀

We ask for little ones, for whom the adventure is just beginning. ⠀
May they be fearless as they take their first steps into a new world. ⠀
We ask for the keen ones, returning eager to study. ⠀
May they discover new challenges to stretch them to be the best they can be. ⠀

We ask for the reluctant ones, the non-academic ones, the struggling-to-learn ones, and the do-I-really-have-to-go-to-school ones. ⠀
May they experience your kindness, and may this year be better than ever before. ⠀

We ask for those moving schools, moving away, moving on, moving up. ⠀
May they settle in quickly and may all be well. ⠀

We ask for those facing challenging exams this year, whether at school or college. ⠀
May they work hard and do their very best, and may anxiety and stress not impede them. ⠀

We ask for young adults just beginning university, especially those moving away from home for the first time. ⠀
May they grow up well, may they study well, and may they walk always with joyful purpose in the grace and favour of God. ⠀

Finally, we ask for teachers. ⠀
May they embrace this new academic year with energy and enthusiasm. May their subjects come alive in their classrooms, and may their students enjoy great success. ⠀