Lord, I pray that you be with my children as they return back to school this year. Protect them as they wait at the bus stop and ride the bus. Keep them safe from dangers seen and unseen. Help our school crossing guards and bus drivers to remain attentive on their jobs.
Give my children favor with their teachers and help them to pay attention in class. Let this be their best year yet for academics, sports, and fine arts.
Be with my children’s teachers this year. Help them to teach in ways that each student can understand. Let them have reasonable expectations of my children and give them patience whenever their patience meter is running low. Bless the teachers with administrative support whenever needed.
Help my children to stand against peer pressure. Empower them to make the right decisions even in the face of ridicule from ‘friends’. Surround them with good friends that are positive influences. Keep drugs and alcohol out of their reach. Help my children to deal with their hormones. (LOL, Lord, but really) Protect my children from bullies and those that mean them harm. And help them to work out their problems instead of fighting with each other.
And finally Lord, help me as a parent to be even more supportive of my children this year. Strengthen my discernment. Let me always know when something is going on with them. Help me to keep them on track with their homework and study time, while I manage my business and being a student myself. Help me to remember all I have learned so that I can be effective in helping my children complete their homework. Provide for me financially so that they can always go on field trips, buy school yearbooks and pictures, have appropriate clothing for the seasons, school supplies, and whatever else they need to enhance their educational experience. Give me favor in my business so that I always have the time to be able to attend activities that my children may have during the work day. And Lord, let me NOT forget of the need to pray daily for my children.
In Jesus’ Name… Amen