The time has come, no matter how unconventional the scenario, for our children to return to school. Whether it is online or in-person, we need to send them prepared and prayed up! These 7 back to school Bible verses will help you do just that!
It’s easy to get hijacked by overwhelming feelings of anxiety and fear. We are learning the ins and outs of living with masks and hand sanitizer, while at the same time trying to conduct and participate in online meetings. Solid routines and advanced planning are a thing of a longed-for past. Emotions are intense everywhere we look. And we wonder if we’ve made the right decision when we watch our child walk out to the bus.
Friend, God is our sustainer. He is our Prince of Peace. He is bigger and stronger than any upside-down painful circumstance we will ever face.
Every time I thought I couldn’t get back up, God brought me safely to the other side. And when I held close to the Bible Verses He’s given us in His Word, I made it through in a different kind of way. A stronger, more joyful, and healthier kind of way.
This year is no different for you and me. God gives us hope and strength in His Word. So, hold onto these back to school Bible verses I am sharing with you. Pray them, again and again, each day. They will give you the strength to face each day as your best self — with wisdom and peace that surpasses understanding.
But even more importantly, speaking Bible verses over our children prepares their hearts, souls, minds, and bodies as they step into the next chapter of their journey.
You see, a praying Mama is about the most powerful thing on the face of this earth.
For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. -1 Samuel 1:27
As Moms, we can’t be with our children every second. The older they get, the further we must release our grip. It’s a process of surrender. But it’s not a surrender we do without battling … battling in prayer.
Here are the promised 7 back to school Bible verses to pray for your child.
I created a fun image for each verse that you can save to Pinterest or share on your social media to encourage yourself and other mamas just like you. Plus, I made a printable pdf copy of all 7 Bible verses small enough for you to use anywhere. (Directions are at the end of this post.)
7 Back to School Bible Verses to Pray When Your Child Goes Back to School
1. Joshua 1:9 Pray they be courageous.
Courageous children will stand strong in every storm. They will not let fear stop them from doing what is right and good. Nor will they let it stop them from chasing their dreams and living out their purpose.
2. James 4:7 Pray for their obedience to Christ.
Obedient children are willing to listen — to us, to their teachers, and to the Lord. It strengthens their self-discipline muscle and is a tool necessary for longevity in relationships and success.
3. Hebrews 10:35-36 Pray for their confidence.
Confident, or I like to say God-fident, children know they have been created with and for a purpose. They know they are loved unconditionally. And they see themselves through the reflection of Christ rather than through the reflection of an unsteady world.
4. Hebrews 12:1-2 Pray for endurance and finishing well.
When our children learn to finish well what they start — even when the going gets really tough — they become strong enough to weather hardships in life. They are able to keep studying when the class is difficult or keep practicing when the season doesn’t go as planned. They learn to be good teammates at work and in play — especially in relationships.
5. Proverbs 19:20 Pray for wisdom.
Wisdom gives our children the ability to discern good from bad, healthy friendships from unhealthy, and how to navigate a complicated world.
6. Psalm 91: 1-2 Pray for their protection.
Protection is probably one of the first prayers we ever uttered for our babies. Protect them, Lord, from every sort of evil — spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical. When my son opens the door of the car to head into one of his basketball games, I always whisper in his ear and to the Lord, “Protect him, Lord, from the top of his head to the tips of his toes.”
7. Proverbs 22:24-25 Pray for Godly friends.
How important are the friends our children choose? Godly friends support our children by helping them to be the very best version of themselves. The wrong friends can lead our children down paths that bring much danger and disappointment.
But don’t leave these verses here. Take them with you. Let them lead your days.
If I’m honest, we often have the best of intentions, but little follow through. (I’m not alone, am I?) It’s too easy to let life lead us instead of taking the lead in life. The next thing takes our attention and we leave our good intention behind.
So, let’s not do that here.
I’ve made these Scripture cards easy for you to print. Just click on the image below then click “print”. (Printing them on heavier paper makes them even better! And multiple copies!) Cut out the cards and put them where you can’t miss them. Throw them in your purse, in the console of your car, next to your computer, or on your mirror or your fridge.
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