Heavenly Father, we come to now in the name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We boldly come before your throne of grace to intercede for our children as they go back to school.
Lord, we commit our child into your loving and safe arms and we pray forth your perfect will over their life. Draw out of them every seed you planted in their soul before time began (1 Corinthians 3:7). Mould them into everything you designed them to be.
Lead us clearly, Father, into your plans and purposes and reveal them to us according to Amos 3:7. We ask you to protect them, to put a guard around their heart, and help them to hear your voice clearly and obey your Word.
As our children go to back to school, we ask that you help them to be a light in their school (Matthew 5:14). Go with them and reveal yourself to everyone through them. Anoint our children’s minds for their schoolwork and give them wisdom (Proverbs 2:6) and favour (Proverbs 3:4) in their schools. We ask, Lord, that you would grow their spirit as you grow their intellect.
Lord, we pray that you would put our children in the right classrooms with the right teacher(s) and classmates for this season in their life. Draw the right friends to them that you selected long ago and help them to minister to each other. (Ecclesiastes 4:10)
Speak to our children’s hearts and give them the strength to stand their ground when they are fighting for truth. Help them to be a voice of truth and justice and give them the courage to honour you even when it’s unpopular.
Draw our children’s heart to the hearts of the outcast, heartbroken, and lonely. Give them compassion and tenderness toward those who could use a good friend. (Psalm 82:3)
Lord, even though it is hard for us sometimes to see our child struggle, we trust that you are in midst of it and you are using everything for their good—to mould and shape them—to sharpen them— to groom them to be successful in your plans for them. (Romans 8:28)
Help us to trust you completely. Help us to know what to pray and when to pray and how to pray. Reveal your plans to us so that we can be of service and never hinder them.
By faith, we know that you are showing us how to parent our children and how to pray for them. We thank you for having your hand on our children and on us. (Psalm 37:23) We thank you for your never-ending love and mercy. In Jesus’ precious and mighty name we pray. Amen!
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