Return to School Prayer

Loving God, we begin a new school year with many concerns of things not yet known. And so, we look to you with hope in your promise to be with us always. With you at our side, we have nothing to fear.

Bless our teachers, administrators, and other school personnel with confidence and wisdom to meet the challenges that lie ahead. Let them know that they influence the future by the decisions they make today.

Bless our children with inquiring minds so that they will explore new concepts, analyze their thinking, and learn to make practical connections and applications of the world in which they live. Help us to be instruments of peace and justice in our daily interactions with all whom we meet.

Gracious God, we entrust all of our needs to you, and pray that you will hear our prayer which we make in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.