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have stated that they received thousands of calls and emails by concerned parents. The schools said that it would be a good idea to start with a word of prayer. This was a first for many schools and this led to the need for prayer at the beginning of school year prayers.

It’s the beginning of a new school year, and I know a lot of people in your life are stressed about it—maybe you are too. This prayer is here to remind you that God loves you and has a plan for your life. He is with you always and loves you even when others won’t.

Prayer For Beginning Of School Year

As we embark on a new school year, it is important to start with prayers for guidance, protection, and strength. Here are 9 prayers to help you start the school year off on the right foot:

Prayer for Guidance

Lord, guide us in our studies and help us to make wise choices throughout the school year. Give us the focus and determination to excel in our academics and extracurricular activities. Amen.

Psalm 25:5 – “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”

Prayer for Protection

Dear God, we pray for your protection over our school and all who enter its doors. Keep us safe from harm and lead us away from any negative influences. Amen.

Prayer for Strength

Heavenly Father, grant us the strength to face challenges with courage and resilience. Help us to persevere in our studies and extracurricular activities, knowing that you are always by our side. Amen.

Prayer for Wisdom

Lord, grant us the wisdom to make good decisions and choose the right path in our academic and personal lives. Help us to seek your guidance and follow your will. Amen.

Prayer for Patience

Dear God, teach us to be patient with ourselves and others as we navigate the ups and downs of the school year. Help us to show kindness and understanding to those around us. Amen.

Prayer for Perseverance

Lord, give us the endurance to keep going even when the going gets tough. Help us to stay focused on our goals and never lose sight of the potential within us. Amen.

Prayer for Friendship

Heavenly Father, bless us with friendships that uplift and support us through the school year. Help us to be a good friend to others and create a positive and inclusive community. Amen.

Prayer for Gratitude

Dear God, thank you for the gift of education and the opportunities that come with a new school year. Help us to approach each day with a grateful heart and a willingness to learn and grow. Amen.

Prayer for Compassion

Lord, fill our hearts with love and compassion for those around us who may be struggling. Help us to offer a helping hand and a listening ear to those in need. Amen.

Prayers Of The Faithful For Beginning Of School Year

A Prayer for Back to School - Pastor Daniel Flucke

Dear God,

We come to you today with a prayer for the beginning of the school year. We pray that you will bless our children and teachers as they prepare to begin a new year of learning. Help them to be kind, helpful, and respectful of one another. Help them to remember that we are all children of God and should treat each other as such. We pray that you will help us set an example for our children in all that we do, so that they may see the love and grace of Jesus in us.


Dear Lord,

We come before you today to ask that you bless the beginning of the school year. We know that you are with us as we set out on this journey, and we ask that you give us the wisdom and strength to learn all that we can. We ask that your hand be on us and guide us through this new chapter of our lives. Bless our teachers, leaders, and friends. We pray for their safety and well-being in this new season. In Jesus’ name, we pray, amen!

Dear Lord,

As the school year begins, help us to be the best we can be.

Help us to learn about ourselves, our community and our world.

Help us to make friends with others who think differently than we do.

Help us to make a difference in our communities and our world.

We thank you for this opportunity and ask for your guidance along the way!

Dear God,

We thank you for the lessons you have taught us. We thank you for the teachers who have helped us learn and grow. We thank you for the classmates who have become our friends.

We ask that you watch over us as we enter this new school year, and help us to be wise and kind in all that we do. We ask that your grace may be with each of us as we seek to learn what it is to be a good person, and a good student.

In Christ’s name we pray, amen

Opening Prayer For New Academic Year

Dear Lord, we come to you today to ask for your blessing on the new school year. We know that learning is hard work and requires focus, discipline, and determination, but we also know that it is a gift from you. Please help us to use this time wisely and well as we strive to learn from you.

Please bless our teachers with wisdom, patience, understanding, and love so that they may lead us in the path of righteousness. Give them strength when they are tired and need encouragement.

We ask for your mercy on those who are struggling at school or who feel left out or alone because of their circumstances or disabilities. Help them find friends who can encourage them along their journey through life.

Thank you for all that you have given us—for family and friends who care about us; for food on our tables; for clothes on our backs; for a roof over our heads; for dreams that inspire us every day; and most importantly, for your love which never fails us no matter how many times we fail ourselves!

Dear God,

I come before you today in prayer. I am thankful for this opportunity to see my friends, teachers, and classmates again after a long summer break.

I pray that you will bless me with the ability to learn new things this year and make new friends.

I pray that you will help me be kind to those around me and make sure I treat everyone with respect.

I pray that you will help me do my best in all of my classes and keep me focused on what is most important: learning about your world so I can understand how to live life in a way that is pleasing to you.

Let us pray together: Dear God, thank you for helping me have a great school year! Amen!

God, we come before you today to ask for your blessing on the students and faculty who will meet at this school. We pray that you will protect them, guide them, and bless them as they begin their academic year.

We thank you for this opportunity to learn and grow, and we ask that you would help us to be good stewards of this time with our teachers and peers.

We pray for those who have recently moved away from home or are returning home after being away for a long time—we pray that you would comfort them in their transition back into this community. We also pray for those who are starting new jobs or leaving jobs for other opportunities—we pray that you would give them strength as they begin this new chapter in their lives.

Finally, Lord, we thank you for blessing us with such dedicated teachers who take such good care of us through all of these years of learning! Help us to remember them always in our prayers.

Short Prayer For First Day of School

Short liturgies for anxious parents, teachers, and students.

The following is a collection of prayers related to the start of school. As both a professor of worship and a parent of two school-age children, I tried to imagine the sorts of things that parents and kids, teachers, school administrators, and community leaders might be feeling in light of the unpredictable realities that face them this fall.

My hope is that, in praying these prayers, they will sense in palpable and deeply personal ways the care-filled love of the Good Shepherd who knows them by name. In the end, the goal is simply to pray as one can and when one can, trusting always that the Spirit prays in and for us when we can no longer find the right words or even the will to pray.

A prayer for a new day.

O God, you who make things new again and again, enliven the thoughts of my mind, revitalize the cells of my body, and cause a fresh outburst of praise to surge in my heart so that I might taste the Life that is truly life this day. In the name of the one whose face is like the shining sun. Amen.

A prayer for children going to school.

Dear Jesus, you who promise to be with me always, I pray that you will be with me today as I go to school. Bless my going and my coming. Bless my learning and my playing. Please protect my heart from fear. Please keep me safe. Please give me good friends. Give me joy this day, and thank you for loving me from head to toe. In your name. Amen.

A prayer for children schooling at home.

Dear Jesus, you who promise to be with me always, I pray that you will be with me at home today as I do my schoolwork. Please help me to do my best, help me not to feel alone, and help me to be patient with my family. Give me joy this day, and thank you for loving me from head to toe. In your name. Amen.

A prayer for high school and college students.

O Lord, you who promise to be with me always, be with me this day as I begin my schoolwork. Keep me in health, I pray, and keep me from harm. In all that I do and say, may I love you with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength, and may I love my neighbor as myself, so that I might fulfill your purposes for me and your calling on my life as a student. In Christ’s name. Amen.

A prayer for parents.

O Lord, you who promise to guide us through the wilderness and to protect us through the storm, we ask that you would make us wise when we cannot clearly see the way forward, brave when we feel afraid, strong in the face of our weakness, and make possible what to us seems impossible, so that we might joyfully entrust ourselves and our children into your tender care in these trying and troubling times. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

A prayer for teachers.

O Lord, you who are the Good Teacher, I ask that you help me to love my students well this day and to be patient with things that don’t go according to plan. May I help my students to feel afresh the wonder of our subject matter, to be humble in the face of ignorance, to be gracious with themselves in the light of mistakes that they may make, to delight in things newly discovered, and to love the truth with all their hearts and minds, so that they might be wise and compassionate citizens of this world that you so love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

A prayer on behalf of teachers.

O Lord, you who have called and equipped the teachers in our community, we pray for them today. Watch over them, provide for them, guide them, and sustain them. May you be their sun and shield, so that they might do the work that you have entrusted to them and sense your care in these uncertain times. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

A prayer for school administrators.

O God, you who have promised wisdom to all who would ask for it, we pray today for school administrators that you will grant them clarity of mind, unity of spirit, strength of will, a heart of wisdom and the gift of your truth-bearing Spirit, so that they might be enabled to make decisions that lead to the flourishing of their teachers, staff, and students and to the wellbeing of the whole community. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

11 Back-to-School Prayers

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