7 Prayers for Child in School

Prayer for My Child to Have the Eyes of Christ:

Psalm 127:3 “Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.”

Lord, I come to you today to praise you for the child you have given me. This heritage and reward are some of your greatest gifts. I want to lift my child up to you as he/she attends school. There will be many challenges on this journey, but I know you will make straight the path every day.

Jesus, the world can be a dark place. I pray you make my child a light in the darkness. Make his words and actions be seen as pointing to you, making him different. Romans 1:16 tells us to not be ashamed of the gospel. Pour that into the heart of my child. I ask that you give him the boldness and self-confidence to unashamedly proclaim your Word at every turn. Make my child respect the authority of the teachers and all adults in leadership positions in the school. May he be an example of the behavior of a Christ follower.

Lord, I pray my child has the eyes of Christ to see other students who are hurting or lonely. Let him be a friend to the friendless. I pray my child is the peacemaker among the students. Place godly friends in his path. Create a bond among them to make them a force to contend with in the darkness of the world.

Lastly, Lord, I pray you make learning come easily to them. Open his mind to the concepts being taught. I bind all harm that can come from ungodly teachings. Let his mind be able to retain what they read and hear. Fill his mind with your wisdom and remind him to seek you when he needs it. Provide him with comprehension of the skills and concepts needed to become a productive citizen in the future.

In the faithful name of Jesus, I pray.

Prayer for My Child’s Behavior in School:

2 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.”

Lord, you have created my child perfectly. You know all things and understand the challenges my child has in every situation. I pray for my child as he/she begins a new school year. I ask that you guide and protect him as he navigates the challenges and opportunities that come with being a student.

I also want to lift his teachers up. Please give them understanding as they work with him and his special needs. I pray that they are not only firm but also understanding of which teaching methods are best for him. I’m not asking that my child be given a “pass” for his behavior if it is disruptive. I’m asking that his teachers give him grace and knowledge in training him in life skills. Exodus 18:20 20 “Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave.”

Please help my child to have good behavior, to be kind and respectful to his teachers and classmates, and to always strive to do his best. May he have the discipline and self-control to make good choices, and the courage to stand up for what is right.

I pray that he will find joy and fulfillment in his studies and that he will grow and learn in all areas of his life. May he have the confidence and resilience to face any setbacks or challenges that come his way.

We trust in your love and care for my child, and I give you all the praise and glory.


Colossians 3:20 “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.”

Prayer to Protect My Child From Any Ungodly Teachings in School:

Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”


My heart is heavy with what is happening in some of the classrooms in our nation. There is an assault on our children, exposing them to ungodly material, actions, and cultures. I come to you as a parent who wants to protect his/her child from any ungodly teachings in school. I know that the world can be a confusing and difficult place, especially for our children, who are still learning and growing.

Lord, I ask you to protect my child from any harmful or ungodly teachings they may encounter in school. Shield their heart and mind from any ideologies or philosophies that contradict your truth and teachings. Expose those who plan to cause harm and remove them from all exposure to our children. Mark 9:42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.”

Give my child a discerning spirit, so that they can identify any teachings that are not aligned with your word. Help them to remain steadfast in their faith, even when faced with challenges and opposition. Keep the lines of communication open with my children so they always feel comfortable sharing with me what they feel is inappropriate. Protect my children from peer pressure if peers try to convince my children inappropriate content is normal and acceptable.

I pray for the teachers and educators in my child’s school, that they may be guided by your wisdom and love. May they be positive role models for my child and instill in them values of kindness, respect, and compassion.

Lord, I know that I cannot control everything that my child is exposed to, but I trust in your unfailing protection and guidance. Thank you for always being with us and watching over us.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

2 Timothy 4:3-4 “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.”

Prayer for My Child’s Ability to Learn Easily in School:

Proverbs 19:20 “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.”

Faithful Father

Today to lift up my child to you. I thank you for the precious gift of his/her life and for entrusting him to my care. I pray that you bless her with the ability to learn easily and to retain knowledge.

Lord, you are the source of all wisdom and knowledge. I pray that you would pour out your wisdom and understanding upon my child so that she can grasp concepts quickly and easily. Help him to develop a love for learning and to see the value in education. I pray his school adopts a curriculum that is relevant and prepares him for his future. I pray my child has a positive attitude toward learning and accepts the full curriculum as preparing him for his career path.

I pray that my child would have the strength and determination to overcome any challenges or obstacles that come his way. May he be encouraged and inspired to pursue their dreams and aspirations.

Lord, I commit my child into your loving care, knowing that you have a plan and a purpose for his life. I trust in your provision and guidance, and I pray that my child would grow in knowledge and wisdom, and in their love for you.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer to Protect My Child From Bullying at School:

Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”

Heavenly Father

You know there are many children today who are not being trained in your Word. Our schools are full of children and teens who have no home guidance. I come to you with a heavy heart and a deep concern for my child’s well-being. I am afraid that my child may be experiencing bullying at school, and I ask for your protection and guidance in this difficult time.

Please watch over my child and keep him/her safe from harm. Surround them with your shield of protection from the cruel words of a bully. Help him/her to feel confident and strong in the face of adversity, and give him/her the courage to stand up for himself and others who may be in similar situations.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.”

My prayer is that any words or actions that have been taken against my child will have no long-term effects. May the Holy Spirit wash my child clean of toxic words and actions he/she has experienced. Remind my child daily that he/she is a unique, wonderful creation of yours.

Please also guide the school administrators, teachers, and counselors to be aware of any bullying that may be happening and to take appropriate action to stop it. Give them the wisdom and compassion to intervene in a way that is effective and compassionate, and that supports the well-being of all involved.

I trust in your infinite love and wisdom, and I know that you are always with my child, even in the darkest moments. Thank you for your protection and guidance, and for the peace of mind that comes from knowing that my child is safe in your loving care.


2 Timothy 3:12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted…

Prayer to Help My Child to Find Wholesome Friends in School:

1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Heavenly Father

You know I have continued to follow your Word in raising my children. My guidance has always been Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” I realize my child is away from me more hours in a day while in school than when I have him/her at home. I am standing on your Word that the training my child is receiving will surround him/her as choices are made. I come to you with a prayer for my child’s friends. I ask that you guide them to find wholesome and supportive friends at school who will uplift and inspire them.

Please surround my child with Christians and help him/her to attract kind-hearted, compassionate, and fun-loving friends who share his values and interests. May his new friendships be filled with laughter, joy, and mutual respect, and may they bring out the best in each other. May their common bond be the love of Jesus.

I also ask that you give my child the wisdom to discern which friends are truly wholesome and supportive, and which ones may not be a positive influence in their life. Help him to set healthy boundaries and to walk away from any friendships that may be harmful or toxic.

Please bless my child with the gift of true friendship, and may their social life be a source of joy and comfort throughout their school years and beyond.

Thank you for your love and guidance, and for your unwavering presence in our lives.


Proverbs 13:20 “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”

Prayer For My Child to Have a Love for Learning in School:

Proverbs 1:5 “Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance…”


I come to you with a prayer for my child’s education. I ask that you fill them with a love for learning, a desire to discover, and a thirst for knowledge that will stay with them throughout their life.

Please bless my child with a curious and open mind, a willingness to explore new ideas and concepts, and the courage to ask questions and seek answers. Help her to approach her studies with enthusiasm, joy, and a sense of wonder. I pray this curiosity doesn’t take her into any dark, ungodly area. Guard her heart that she stays within your principles as she explores new areas.

Please also guide their teachers and mentors to inspire and motivate them, to create a learning environment that is engaging and supportive, and to help my child realize her full potential. Titus 2:1 “But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.”

May my child’s education be a journey of self-discovery, growth, and empowerment, and may they develop the skills, knowledge, and wisdom they need to achieve their goals and make a positive impact on the world.

Thank you for your love and guidance, and for the blessings of education and learning that enrich our lives.


Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

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