Verses to Pray Over Students

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”  Proverbs 3:5-6
There is much to be excited about when it comes to kids heading back to school. For some parts of the country students are already attending classes, sporting events and more. For others, the big day is set to arrive shortly. Either way, you know what this means as a parent.

  • Summer is almost a wrap.
  • Schedules are ramping up again.
  • The season is about to shift.

As the school year gets underway let us pray for it to be filled with as much normalcy as possible. Seek the Lord and cling to Him every step of the way. During your quiet time use the list below to pray for students, teachers, administrators and other school staff who are working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep things headed in the right direction.

  • Pray for favor
  • Pray for wisdom
  • Pray for humility
  • Pray for love to be shared
  • Pray for gratitude
  • Pray for joy

While you’re at it, pray for one another, be encouraging, and spread kindness everywhere you go. Together we can wrap our kids God’s love and protection.
WE ARE CALLED FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
Ephesians 1:4 (NIV), “For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.”

RENEWED STRENGTH FOR EACH NEW DAY

Isaiah 40:31 (NIV), “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

LOVE OTHERS AS HE LOVES US
Colossians 3:12-14 (NIV), “You are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Be tolerant with one another and forgive one another whenever any of you has a complaint against someone else. You must forgive one another just as the Lord has forgiven you. And to all these qualities add love, which binds all things together in perfect unity.”

HEDGE OF PROTECTION AROUND STUDENTS & TEACHERS
Ephesians 6:10-12,18 (NIV), “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

THIS WILL BE AN AMAZING AND LIFE-CHANGING YEAR

Psalm 118:24 (NIV) “This is the day the Lord has made we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

A HEART OF INTEGRITY
1 Chronicles 29:17 (NLT) “I know, my God, that you examine our hearts and rejoice when you find integrity there. You know I have done all this with good motives, and I have watched your people offer their gifts willingly and joyously.”
Heavenly Father, please lift up our students and teachers as they begin a new school year. May they enjoy positive experiences, make new friends, and share kindness to all they meet. Thank you Lord for your love and safe keeping. Amen.  

Blessings Soul Friends,

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Mitzi Neely has spent 40 years as a Texas Public School Administrator and Educator, and currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent at White Oak ISD in East Texas, She is also the founder and ministry leader of Peacefully Imperfect. Mitzi is known for encouraging and inspiring people of all ages through her teachings on grace, love, joy, and peace. She is the author of three books and currently working on a new project to be published in late October, 2021.

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