Join in prayer for Back to School 2020-2021.
Dear God our heavenly father,
We pray at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year for all students, families, teachers, coaches, mentors, supporting staff and school leaders.
- May the Lord be with our kids to bring peace to their anxieties,
worries, and fears generated by this lack of normalcy. May He comfort
them when they feel socially isolated from their friends and other
significant adults in their lives like teachers, coaches, and mentors.
- May the Lord be with their parents, grant them patience and wisdom to
navigate the challenges to come. May they grow closer to God in faith
in order to have hope. May parents teach their children how to walk
with faith and hope in uncertain times trusting God walks with us.
- May we as a society respond to help those children who by not
attending school find themselves in a food-insecure situation or in
all kinds of abusive situations. May God help us reach out to them for
whatever they need for their well-being physically, emotionally, and
- May God protect and guide all teachers while they face difficult
career challenges. May He grow them in their abilities and vocations,
and keep them safe and healthy. May we as a society learn to
appreciate and protect teachers as valuable, essential human resources
for the development of a just society.
- May God be with school staff: cafeteria employees, janitors,
librarians, bus drivers, admin staff; as they face job uncertainties
due to the crisis.
- May God be with principals, the board of educators, and other
authorities involved in the planning and logistics of our schools. May
He grant them wisdom and courage to make decisions for the benefit and
safety of children, teachers, and our community.
In Christ’s name, Amen.