As a new school year gets going, take some time to read this prayer with your kiddos before they head off to school. Don’t just do it on the first day but do it for the first week!
Dear God, as I head to school soon, I want to thank you for always being with me in the lunchroom, the hallways, my classroom or on the playground. Thank you for loving me when I am excited about a great grade or sad when I feel alone or afraid. Thank you for the chance to learn new stuff and to respect the teachers who are leading me. God, please help me to be a friend to all people just like you are to everyone. Help me to listen, to be patient and kind, to share a smile, to invite someone to eat lunch with me or to play with me at recess. In school or out of school, help me to always learn about you, grow in my friendship with you, call on you, and praise you! You are an awesome God and I love you! Please always help me share your love with everyone! Thanks, God for caring about all this and so much more! In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
Pastor Lisa Holliday