You hold this school year in YOUR hands. Guard our children from all forces that would tear them from you. Let our children shine the light of YOUR love in their thoughts, words and actions.
Let them be forces of justice, standing up for the bullied and refusing to take advantage of the weak and broken.
Let them be kind, even to those who refuse to be kind to them.
Walk with them. Give them wisdom. Fill them with your love.
Bless our teachers with all they need to do their jobs well.
Protect our classrooms and buses.
Thank you, Jesus for going with our children and refusing to leave them. Calm our worry and anxieties.
Let this year be a blessing, full of useful lessons and godly instruction.
In the powerful name of Jesus we pray.