I love when each new season begins. It’s a new beginning of hope and wonder. I was so excited for summer and it whizzed by! Now kids are back in school and another season is here. I love hearing about their new schedules, new subjects to learn, new teachers, new schools, new memory making ahead with old friends along with making new friends.
I’m giving this verse to our grandkids to store up in their hearts: “Don’t worry about anything. Talk to God about everything. Thank him for what you have. Ask him for what you need.” (Philip. 4:6)
I’m praying this over our family:
Lord, I commit our grandchildren into your loving and safe arms and I pray forth your perfect will over their life. Draw out of them every seed you planted in their soul before time began (1 Corinthians 3:7). Mold them into everything you designed them to be. Lead us clearly, Father, into your plans and purposes and reveal to our family according to Amos 3:7. I ask you to protect them, to put a guard around their heart, and help them to hear your voice clearly and obey Your Word.
As our grandchildren go back to school, I ask you to help them to be a light in their school (Matthew 5:14). Go with them and reveal yourself to everyone through them. Anoint our grandchildren’s minds for their schoolwork and give them wisdom (Proverbs 2:6) and favor (Proverbs 3:4) in their school. I ask, Lord, that you would grow their spirit as you grow their intellect.
Lord, I pray that you would place our grandchildren in the right classroom with the right teacher(s) and classmates for this season in their lives.
Draw the right friends to them that you selected long ago and help them to minister to each other. (Ecclesiastes 4:10) Speak to our grandchildren’s hearts and give them the strength to stand their ground when they are fighting for truth. Help them to be a voice of truth and justice and give them the courage to honor you even when it’s unpopular. Draw our grandchildren’s hearts to the hearts of the outcast, heartbroken and lonely. Give them compassion and tenderness towards those who could use a good friend. (Psalm 82:3)
Lord, even though it is hard for us sometimes to see our grandchildren struggle, I trust that you are in the midst of it and you are using everything for their good—to mold and shape them—to sharpen them— to groom them to be successful in your plans for them. (Romans 8:28)
Help their parents, Heath & Carmen, Josh & Cherry, Jacob & Callie to trust you completely. Reveal your plans to them so that they can be a helpful guide to our grandchildren. In faith I know that you are showing them how to parent each of their children and how to pray for them. I thank you for having your hand on each member in our family. (Psalm 37:23) I thank you for your never-ending love and mercy.
In Jesus’ precious and mighty name I pray. Amen.
adapted from: https://www.createapeacefulhome.com/prayer/back-school-prayer-pray-kids/
*The picture begins with Caroline, our oldest grandchild starting a new adventure moving to Dallas to dance school. And ends with our youngest grandchild, Rex, starting Kindergarten standing proudly with the principal of his school