Even if your child is headed back to familiar territory, the new school year can bring all kinds of questions and concerns. There are new friends, new teachers, and new anxieties. Pray for your child’s happiness and stability to accept change.
2. Pray for Your Child’s Education
With every new school year, new curriculum and teaching styles await your child in the classroom. Pray for an easy transition, focus, and understanding.
3. Pray for Your Child’s Teacher
Teachers have one of the hardest and most important jobs. Your child’s teacher will play a pivotal role in your child’s life for this year and many years to come. Pray for your child’s teacher’s patience, understanding, and grace.
4. Pray for Your Child’s Classmates and Friends
What your child absorbs from the world outside of your home comes in a large part from your child’s classmates and friends. Pray for their friendships, intentions, and morals.
5. Pray for a Happy Household
As summer ends, chances are your home has a new schedule. There are early morning wake-up calls, long days of learning at school and extracurricular activities. Pray for good communication, easy transitions, cooperation, and sleep! During the school year, your time with your child may feel limited.
Personally, I always feel like we’re running a race with a few breaks (holidays) that never let us catch our breath. Being intentional with the time you and your child have is key. Consider spending a few minutes each night reading the bible, a book or devotional with your child. This is time that you will never have again, make the best of it!
Looking for a good book or devotional for you and your child? Check out these resources from Tommy Nelson:
Ages 2-5: Really Woolly Bedtime Bible Promises – Cuddle up with your child, experience the joy of bedtime moments with God, comfort your little one with His promises…just before you turn off the light
Ages 4-8: Hide and Seek Devotional – Hide God’s Word in your heart, and seek Him in your life!
Ages 12-17: Live to Give – Want to do something for God but don’t know what? Want to help others but don’t know who? Want to know what it is you’re really good at doing? Your gifts may feel small and insignificant, but God can use them to work a miracle!