Prayers for Child in School

Prayer 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.”

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