Sunday, August 18, 2013

Back to School Prayers

It's that time of year again...back to school!! Although our 'school' is our home, it takes lots of effort to learn, plan, organize and grow each year. We still need prayer!!!    Being a student, especially a Christian student is hard.  Our children need our prayers every day. 
I found a fantastic resouce for Back to School prayers whcih cover several ages and seasons of life. Since this week is 'back to school' week, I will share a few each day. You might think of praying the Student's Prayer with your children on the first day of school. Some families pray these words every Monday morning as a new school week begins. And the prayers for parents? Some moms and dads who pray those words just about every day!

A Student's Prayer
Dear God, Help me remember that You’re always by my side at school and all day long.
Help me be the best student I can be, using all the gifts and talents You’ve given me.
Help me study well and often – especially when I don’t feel like studying at all!
Help me finish all my homework – on time.
Help me listen to my teachers and coaches. Help me play fair and play safely,
Help me be honest when I’m tempted to cheat. Help me always tell the truth.
Help me be kind to everyone at school and to treat others as I’d want them to treat me.
Help me make good friends and help me be a good friend to others.
Help me know how I can help others and to ask for help when I need it myself.
Help me love and respect, trust and appreciate my parents - and to be honest with them.
Help me remember that you’re with me always, Lord, and that you’ll never leave my side.

A Concord Pastor

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Thank you for sharing your commment. It is a joy and blessing to hear from you and your words are appreciated.