Five Back to School Prayers for Kids and Grandkids


 One of the best ways you can prepare your children this year as they go back to school is through prayer. And praying Scripture over them is one of the most powerful ways to pray. Here are five back to school prayers you can pray for your kids and grandkids:

* Prayers for Peace (Isaiah 26:3; Philippians 4:6-7; Romans 5:1).

Lord, I pray that my kids (grandkids) will experience the peace of God this year that exceeds all understanding. I pray they will not worry about things they cannot control, but that You will guard their hearts and minds and keep them trusting in You. I pray they will not only enjoy the peace of God, but peace with God. I pray they will develop a spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving as they look to You daily for their needs. I pray that You will give them the capacity for joy that bubbles up from Your peace.

* Prayers for Protection (2 Thessalonians 3:3; Psalm 46:1; John 17:15; Psalm 91)

Lord, I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my kids (grandkids). Keep evil far from them, and help them to trust You as their refuge and strength. I pray You will guard their minds from harmful instruction, and grant them discernment to recognize truth. I pray You will make them strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong one day. Help them to find rest in Your shadow, as they live in the spiritual shelter You provide for them. Let them know that the only safe place is in Jesus, and that their home on earth is only temporary.

* Prayers for Purity (Psalm 51:10; Mathew 5:8; 1 Timothy 1:5; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Psalm 19:14)

Lord, I pray that You will create in my kids (grandkids) a clean heart and that You would constantly renew a right spirit within them, keeping their thoughts and actions pure and motivated by love. Guard them from temptation, and let them know You are always faithful to give them a way out and help to endure. May the words of their mouths and the meditations of their hearts always please you and edify others.

 * Prayers for Passion (Psalm 42:1; Matthew 22:37-39; John 13:34-35)

Lord, I pray that my kids (grandkids) will develop a passion for the things of God. I pray they will hunger and thirst for You and Your Word and will love You with all of their heart, soul, and mind. Give them compassionate and generous hearts to love others as much as You love them. I pray they will always work and study with excellence, but that You will help them desire a servant spirit of greatness, rather than a worldly lust for success. I pray they will fall in love with Jesus over and over again.

* Prayers for Perspective (Galatians 2:20; Matthew 28:18-20; Philippians 1:21; Colossians 3:1-2; Ephesians 3:17-20)

Lord, I pray that my kids (grandkids) will develop an eternal perspective and purpose, not an earthly one.  Help them to see life–and every challenge–through Your eyes, eager and unafraid to share with others the good news of Jesus wherever they go. I pray that they will set their minds on things above, not just what’s going on here, and that they will be rooted and grounded in Your love. I pray they will come to understand the extent of Your own love for them–that it surpasses all the head knowledge they will acquire in school. I pray they will be filled up with You from morning ’til night.

Other Prayers for Your Kids

These are only sample prayers, and hopefully easy ones to remember. They are by no means exhaustive. Find your own Scripture promise or principle and pray those things daily for your kids or grandkids. But don’t confine your praying to the first few weeks of school. Your children and grandchildren need your prayers all year long–as long as you or they live. It’s the best protection You can give Your children or grandchildren! When we pray Scripture, God listens! And we can always know those prayers are in His will.

It’s Your Turn

What will you pray for your kids (grandkids) as they go back to school? Share your comments below.

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14 Responses to “Five Back to School Prayers for Kids and Grandkids”

  1. Emily H. Lucas on August 29th, 2013 12:47 pm

    Thank you Rebecca tor these great prayers for our school children, I have grandchildren that are teachers, and other family members, and great-grandchildren in the School system and these prayers are blessings for each child. Jesus loves our little children. Thank you for all my daily devotions, they encourage and inspire me each morning as I read them. Love and Blessings,

  2. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on August 29th, 2013 3:07 pm

    My pleasure, Emily. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Martha Rogers on August 29th, 2013 5:32 pm

    Thanks for the prayers. Seven of nine grandchildren are still in school and one great grandson began preschool this week. I pray for them every day and these are great Scriptures. Blessings to you.

  4. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on August 29th, 2013 7:37 pm

    My pleasure, Martha! I’m glad they were helpful.

  5. Nancie Carmichael on August 29th, 2013 9:16 pm

    These are wonderful, Rebecca! Will be PR aging them with you. I’ll share on my FB page.

  6. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on August 31st, 2013 10:28 am

    Thanks, Nancie! Blessings to you, too!

  7. marysarkodieh on September 14th, 2013 5:57 am

    I’m praying for my kids for devine protection from God and also ask for God favor for them.

  8. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on September 14th, 2013 10:24 am

    Thanks, Mary, for stopping by. Definite prayer needs for our kids.

  9. Tchuam on September 24th, 2013 4:24 am

    thank you Rebecca, for these powerful prayers that help me pray for my three kids daily;
    Tchuam félicité viviane from Africa(Cameroon)

  10. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on September 28th, 2013 11:19 am

    You are most welcome, Tchaum!

  11. Tammy Dyer on August 12th, 2016 6:54 am

    Thank you Rebecca…these were awesome! I said them for my grandchildren and all the students I work with at school. I am a special ed para educator…..most of the children and families I work with need these prayers desperately. As a para the things I see and hear make me cry to think about the home environment many of our children come from. Please continue praying for our worlds children as they face daily challenges that we could never dream of children having to endure.

  12. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on August 15th, 2016 7:21 pm

    Tammy. God will use all of us in a wonderful prayer army for our children, grandchildren, and all the children of our world. Bless you as you teach those precious children!

  13. Vicky on September 3rd, 2016 3:02 pm

    Thank you for the prayers. My little one is starting school this week. It’s a big step. I am a teacher and I know how kids can be. I pray for his protection and peace and relationships with both peers and teachers. School was so hard and emotional for me as a child. I want to spare him that if at all possible in a healthy grounded way..

  14. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on September 3rd, 2016 4:31 pm

    Vicky, thanks for stopping by. May the Lord watch over you and your little one and all those at your school this year.

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