Pray for Our Schools

by Brenda Kuseski

As the new school year begins, cover our local schools with prayer—it’s an eternal investment!

1.  LOVE:  “Lord, may the students and staff of _______ school experience Your love through the Christians they know in a profound and authentic way.” (John 13:35)

2.  REPENTANCE AND HOLY LIVES OF CHRISTIANS:  May the students and staff of this school who have been hurt by careless or unkind deeds of Christians find healing and forgiveness through the Christians they know.”  (I Cor. 10:32)

3.  TRUTH:  “Lord, release truth in this school.  Help students to rightly discern truth and not believe false teachings.” (Rom. 13:1)

4.  SCHOOL BOARD:  “Bless each school board member  [pray by name]  Father, may your will be done in their meetings, and guide them into your wisdom.”  (Rom. 13:1, Matt. 6:10)

5.  PRINCIPAL:  “May _____________  recognize the God-given responsibility he/she has for the well-being of these children.  May ___________walk in wisdom, integrity, grace, and truth.”   (Prov. 2:1-11)

6.  CHRISTIAN TEACHERS/ STAFF/ STUDENTS:  “Lord, grant wisdom and grace for the Christians in this school.  Let them live out their faith in grace and love.  Let them be salt and light, and protect them from doubt and fear.  Strengthen their faith by drawing them into your Word, prayer, and fellowship with other believers.”  (Heb. 10:25)

7.  TEACHERS/ STAFF/ STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT CHRISTIANS:  “Holy Spirit, bring the teachers, students, and staff  who do not yet know Christ into the Kingdom.  Arrange divine appointments so they may have a life-changing encounter with Him.”  (Rom. 5:8)

8.  SUPPORT STAFF:  “Father, may the social workers, psychologists, speech therapists, nurses, custodians, aides, and other staff treat students with dignity and respect.  May all their interventions be based on truth, and not on false theories.”  (I Cor. 1:19-21)

9.  CHILDREN WHOSE LIVES ARE BROKEN:    “Lord, bring healing and peace to children and parents who have suffered from broken relationships.  May believers reach out to them with the love of Christ, and may they find You.  In the name and authority of Christ, I come against every plan of Satan to destroy families and young people with drugs and other destructive behavior.”

Above all, pray for a move of the Holy Spirit to sweep over our nation, transforming hearts and lives so that this generation of young people will grow up in an environment where Jesus is truly Lord, and His worth and kingship are recognized “on Earth as it is in Heaven.” 

From PrayerConnect Magazine

Becky WarnerComment