Weekly Prayer

Blessing of the Back Packs or Back to School Prayer

God, we give you thanks for schools and classrooms and for the teachers and students who fill them each day. We thank you for this new beginning, for new books and new ideas. We thank you for sharpened pencils, pointy crayons, and crisp blank pages waiting to be filled. We thank you for the gift of making mistakes and trying again. Today we give you thanks for these your young people, and we ask you to bless them with curiosity, understanding and respect. Lord, bless these backpacks, or whatever they carry, that they may be a sign to these students that they have everything they need to learn and grow this year in school and in Sunday School. Help them to remember that asking the right questions is often as important as giving the right answers. Give them peace when they feel nervous, focus when they feel distracted, energy when they feel tired. Open their minds to the lessons they will learn both in and outside the classroom. Help them to make friends and nurture relationships that build one another up, and be a good friend to those who need them. Guide them in making good choices. Be ever-present with them in the classroom, on the school bus, on the commute, and at home, and may they feel your loving care in all they do. All this we ask in the name of Jesus, Amen..

Weekly Prayer